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Josh Schonwald is a Chicago-based journalist whose work has appeared in more than 20 different publications, from The New York Times and The Washington Post to Salon, Crain's Chicago Business and the Chicago Reader.

A graduate of Macalester College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Schonwald has received numerous honors for his reporting. In 2007, his work was featured by Harvard University's Nieman Foundation for Journalism and he received the Florida Press Club's first place award for "Light Feature Writing" for his work at the Miami weekly, New Times. He has also received awards for his sports, outdoors, and agriculture writing, and in 2004, he was named a John J. McCloy Journalism Fellow by the American Council of Germany.

In addition to his work for news organizations, he has worked as a writer for the University of Chicago for several years, where he has covered academic research in the humanities and social sciences for the University of Chicago Chronicle. Earlier this year, Schonwald began working on his first book about foods of the future for Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins.