Richard Goodman is the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France. He is also the author of A New York Memoir and The Soul of Creative Writing. His book, The Bicycle Diaries: One New Yorker's Journey Through September 11th, with original wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec, was published in 2011. He has written for The New York Times, Harvard Review, Creative Nonfiction, Vanity Fair, The Writer's Chronicle, The Louisville Review, Saveur, Ascent, River Teeth, Chautauqua and the Michigan Quarterly Review. Richard Goodman is an Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of New Orleans.