Mark Leiren-Young
Journey Participant

Mark Leiren-Young was swallowed by a whale named Moby Doll. His latest book, the Killer Whale Who Changed the World – about the first ever orca displayed in captivity — won the 2016 Science Writers and Communicators Book Award. It’s being released in paperback in September. Mark is directing a feature documentary about Moby and his short documentary, the Hundred-Year-Old Whale, debuts at festivals this fall. He hosts the popular podcast, Skaana, about orcas, oceans and the environment ( Mark’s previous books include Never Shoot a Stampede Queen, which won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. @leirenyoung