Richard C. Morais is an award-winning American novelist and journalist and the author of the New York Times and international bestseller The Hundred-Foot Journey, which was adapted into a 2014 film starring Helen Mirren. He is also the author of the novel Buddhaland Brooklyn and the critically acclaimed biography Pierre Cardin: The Man Who Became a Label. Morais was both the editor of Barron's Penta and the European bureau chief for Forbes, and he has won three awards and six nominations at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards. His literary works were semifinalists in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition and short-listed for Britain's Ian St. James Award. In 2015, Morais was named Citizen Diplomat of the Year-the highest honor granted by Global Ties U.S., a private-public partnership sponsored by the U.S. State Department- for promoting cross-cultural understanding in all of his literary work. Learn more about the author at www.richardcmorais.com.