Raised on an apple farm in Kentucky, Frank Browning was an editor at Ramparts Magazine and later a science reporter for NPR. He has lived in Paris since 2000, where health care is assumed to be a resident's right. He is the author of eight books including, The Fate of Gender (published June 2016), The Monk & The Skeptic, An Apple Harvest: Recipes & Orchard Lore (with Sharon Silva), Apples: Story of the Fruit of Temptation, A Queer Geography, The Culture of Desire, The American Way of Crime (with John Gerassi) and The Vanishing Land. He is currently finishing a collection of short stories. He has lived in San Francisco, LA, New York and Washington, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.