David Schweidel

    David Schweidel grew up in El Paso, Texas. He studied Cultural Anthropology at Stanford, UCLA, and the University of California, Berkeley, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in several publications, including Colorado Review, Kansas Quarterly and East Bay Express. His novel Confidence of the Heart won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, awarded by Rudolfo Anaya. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and two daughters.

    Praise for Confidence of the Heart (Milkweed Editions, 1995)

    • Confidence of the Heart provides a powerful illustration of the uncharted boundaries of friendship. —Publishers Weekly
    • This novel works surprisingly well, hooking readers with its grim but gripping storyline while relentlessly making the point that America’s quality of life depends upon the blood and sweat of the Third World. —Booklist

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