Richard Schweid

Richard Schweid, a Nashville native, lives and writes in Barcelona, Spain, where he is a founding editor of the magazine Barcelona Metropolitan. He has published nonfiction books on a number of subjects, including eels (Eel, Reaktion Books, 2009, and Consider the Eel: A Natural and Gastronomic History, University of North Carolina Press, 2002), cockroaches, American cars in Cuba, and catfish farming in the Mississippi Delta.

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