Literary Nonfiction. For over a decade, regular columns from Faro's garden have appeared in the East Bay Monthly and in the San Francisco Chronicle, where the author wrestles with his garden as Jacob wrestled with the angel, pinning it down and winning a blessing.
Richard Schwarzenberger is a native Kansan and a resident of San Francisco where he makes his living as a gardener and a swim instructor for people afraid in water. He is also a longtime columnist for The Monthly, and the author of several books, including IN FARO'S GARDEN: A TOUR AND SOME DETOURS, HAPLESS MALES, a collection of short stories, and CITY OF DISAPPEARANCES, a novel, published by Ithuriel's Spear. He is co-translator along with Grace Martin Smith of Listening to Istanbul, poems of Orhan Veli Kanik.Author City: USA