Peter Nowak is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author. From 1997 to 2004, he was an editor and writer at Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, followed by a year-long stint as a freelance writer based in China. While there, he wrote for the Boston Globe, the Sydney Morning Herald, the South China Morning Post, the Vancouver Sun and the Toronto Star, among others.

In 2005, he moved to New Zealand where he was named the 2006 technology journalist of the year by the Telecommunications Users Association for his work at the national newspaper, the New Zealand Herald.

Later in 2006, he moved back to Canada and worked as the technology reporter for the National Post before joining the online division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he won the 2009 Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance award for excellence in science and technology reporting.

Peter’s first book, Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Created Technology As We Know It, was published in March 2010 by Penguin Canada, and Allen & Unwin in Australia and New Zealand. The book was also published by Allen & Unwin in the United Kingdom and Munhakdongne Publishing in South Korea in November 2010. It will be released in the United States in the fall of 2011.

In November 2010, Peter embarked on a freelance career and to work on his next book. He is now focusing his writing on four areas: larger technology issues, gadgets, video games and travel.

Peter lives in Toronto with his fiance Claudette and three cats, Brash, Monkey and Rambo.

He can be contacted by emailing wordsbynowak at gmail dot com.