Frederick Feied earned his PH.D from Columbia University and taught at Michigan State University and The University of California at Berkeley. He was a book reviewer for The San Francisco Chronicle and a drama critic for the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
In addition to Corktown he has published two books of social and literary criticism. In No Pie in the Sky; The Hobo as American Cultural Hero he examined the treatment of the hobo in the works of Jack London, John Dos Passos, and Jack Kerouac. The Tidepool and the Stars discusses the ecological basis of John Steinbeck?s depression novels.
Frederick Feied now lives, with his wife and their two dogs, in Greece where he sails his classic sloop, Dithyramb.