John Newton is a freelance writer, journalist and novelist. He writes on food, eating, travel, farming and associated environmental issues. His most recent books are The Getting of Garlic (2018), The Oldest Foods on Earth (2016) which won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Culinary History Book, A Savage History: Whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans (2013) and Grazing: The ramblings and recipes of a man who gets paid to eat (2010). In 2005 he won the Gold Ladle for Best Food Journalist in the World Food Media Awards.
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