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Jeff Greenwald

Oakland, CA
Jeff Greenwald has traveled extensively through five continents, working as a journalist and photographer. In addition he has created exhibits, lectures and educational programs for San Francisco’s Exploratorium, the University of California, The Body Shop, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Jeff’s first book was Mr. Raja’s Neighborhood: Letters from Nepal (John Daniel, 1986). Shopping for Buddhas, first published by Harper & Row in 1990, was recently released in an updated 25th Anniversary Edition. The Size of the World–a chronicle of his around-the-world overland voyage (Globe Pequot, 1995 & Ballantine, 1996)–was a national bestseller. This was followed by Future Perfect: How Star Trek Conquered Planet Earth, released in June 1998 by Viking Penguin and now available on Kindle. Jeff ‘s writings are published in print and online worldwide, and his stories appear in more than 25 travel anthologies.  A collection of his best short pieces, Scratching the Surface, appeared in 2002. His most recent book, Snake Lake, was published by Counterpoint in 2010.