Frank Browning (author)

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Frank Browning is an American author and former correspondent for National Public Radio. His books include 'The Monk & the Skeptic: Dialogues on Sex, Faith and Religion" (forthcoming October 2013), 'The American Way of Crime: From Salem to Watergate (1980), The Culture of Desire: Paradox and Perversity in Gay Lives Today (1993),[1] A Queer Geography: Journeys Toward a Sexual Self (1996) and Apples: Story of the Fruit of Temptation (1996). He is also co-author with Sharon Silva of a cookbook, An Apple Harvest: Recipes and Orchard Lore[2] (1999). He currently lives in Paris, France where he writes on arts for the Huffington Post; he contributes to a number of American magazines, including California. Raised on an apple orchard in Kentucky, he has lived in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, California, Los Angeles, California and Ann Arbor, Michigan and Brooklyn, New York. He has lived in Paris, France since 2001, is in a longterm relationship, and is currently working on a new book on the future of gender around the world.

Browning worked was a staff correspondent and contract reporter for National Public Radio, where he won two Armstrong Awards for his reporting and coordinated with fellow journalist Brenda Wilson a multi-part series on Aids in Black America that won a Dupont-Columbia prize. He began his work on newspapers in Kentucky then undertook investigative reporting for the muckraking magazine Ramparts. His work has appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, Mother Jones, Playboy, Penthouse, Salon and numerous other publications. He has also reported for Marketplace Radio and This American Life.


  • Browning, Frank; Gerassi, John (1980), The American way of crime, Putnam, ISBN 978-0-399-11906-4 
  • Browning, Frank (1993), The culture of desire : paradox and perversity in gay lives today, Crown, ISBN 978-0-517-58192-6 
  • Browning, Frank (1996), A Queer Geography: journeys toward a sexual self, ISBN 978-0-517-59857-3 
  • Browning, Frank (1998), Apples, North Point Press, ISBN 978-0-86547-537-3 
  • Browning, Frank (2010), The Monk and the Skeptic: Dialogues on Sex, Faith and Religion, Softskull 


  1. ^ Graeber, Laurel (June 26, 1994). "New & Noteworthy Paperbacks". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  2. ^ Ehrlich, Richard (14 October 2000). "The knowledge: Crunch time: apples, part 1". The Observer.