Adam Minter is an American writer based in Asia, where he covers politics, culture, business and junk. He is the author of "Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade," a bestselling and critically acclaimed account of his decade writing and reporting in the world's scrap yards.
His work has been published in a range of publications, including the Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Los Angeles Times and Time. His reporting on the world's junk trade has been published in Recycling International and Scrap. In 2003, he was the first recipient of the Stephen Barr Award for Feature Writing from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, for his reporting on China's nascent scrap recycling industry. Adam was born in Minneapolis, and earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago.