Richard C. Morais
Richard C. Morais
Richard C. Morais is the editor of Barron's Penta, a quarterly magazine and website offering insights and advice to wealthy families. He worked for Forbes magazine for 25 years, where he was allowed to write on any subject he chose and to travel the world. He joined Forbes in 1984 as a reporter in New York.
His debut novel, THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNERY, was picked by O (The Oprah Magazine), Amazon-Kindle, NPR and the American Booksellers Association as one of the best summer reads of 2010. Both an "Editor's Choice" and on the prestigious "Paperback Row" of The New Times Book Review, it has since become an international bestseller and has sold in 25 territories across the globe. THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNERY will also be released as a Dreamworks and Participant Media film in August, 2014.
An American born in Portugal and raised in Switzerland, Richard C. Morais has lived most of his life overseas, returning to the U.S. in late 2003. He was stationed in London for 17 years as Forbes' European Correspondent (1986 to 198), Senior European Correspondent (1991 to 1998) and European Bureau Chief (1998 to 2003.) He wrote numerous cover stories for Forbes, from billionaire profiles to corporate dissections, but he was best known for unusual business stories on everything from the hashish entrepreneurs of Holland, to the ship breakers of India, to the human organ traders of China. Mr. Morais's news-making political interviews have been with the likes of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the Czech Republic's Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus.
Mr. Morais has won an unprecedented six nominations and three awards from the London-based Business Journalist of the Year Awards, the industry standard for international business coverage.R