About the Author

portrait of Richard Todd


Richard Todd has written cultural criticism for a number of magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and Harper’s, and he has contributed travel reportage to Condé Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Golf, and other magazines. He has had a long career as a magazine and book editor, serving as executive editor of The Atlantic, and as editor of New England Monthly, and publishing books under his own imprint at Houghton Mifflin. He continues to edit a very small group of writers. A graduate of Amherst College, he has taught there, and at Smith College and at the University of Massachusetts. He is currently on the faculty of the Goucher College MFA program, and lives in a rural corner of western Massachusetts, with his wife, Susan.