Daniel Duane has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Sunday Review, California Sunday Magazine, GQ, Esquire, Men's Journal, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and many other publications. He is the author six books, including the surfing memoir Caught Inside, and his work has been widely anthologized. Duane won a 2012 National Magazine Award for an article about cooking with Chef Thomas Keller, and a 2017 IACP award for Narrative Food Writing for a profile of Harold McGee. He has twice been a finalist for a James Beard Award. Duane holds a PhD in American Literature from UC Santa Cruz and has taught creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, the writer Elizabeth Weil, and their two daughters.