Frank Browning (author)

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Frank Browning is an American author and former correspondent for National Public Radio. His books include "The Fate of Gender: Nature, Nurture and the Human Future" (forthcoming, Bloomsbury, June 2016) , "The Monk & the Skeptic: Dialogues on Sex, Faith and Religion" ( 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 City, 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 as 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. He grows tomatoes, pears, apples and apricots an hour and a half outside Paris in a converted 18th century barn rebuilt by his companion of 15 years, a French architect, where he also receives a wandering neighborhood cat, M. Le Chat, for brief visits. Among other projects, he is working on a personal remembrance and cookbook, "Weekday Recipes for the End Times."


  • 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.