John Zada is a writer, photographer, and journalist drawn to stories about adventure and far-flung parts of the world. He has worked in over two dozen countries and spent years as a journalist in the Middle East. His work has appeared in numerous outlets, including The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Explore, CBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, and Los Angeles Review of Books. In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond is his first book. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada.