Douglas Whynott before his retirement taught nonfiction writing and literature. The Sugar Season was selected as one of the best books of 2014 by the Boston Globe and won the GreenBook Festival Award for writing about the environment. He is the author of Following the Bloom; Giant Bluefin; A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time; and A Country Practice. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the U.S. Studies Center at Universidad Nacional in Bogota, Colombia, where he taught nonfiction writing and American literary journalism in a bilingual classroom. He also taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, and Columbia University. Mr. Whynott has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Outside, Smithsonian, Discover, Yankee, the Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, Writer's Chronicle and other publications.