Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz is a historian and author. Originally from Philadelphia, he graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. His fifth book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M. B. Curtis, won a bronze medal in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards and was selected for inclusion in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library. He lives in Berkeley, where he works as a building contractor and documents early Native American sites in the Bay Area.