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“The Bend in the River,” especially loved by Frederic Church
read my article about the new Skycam here 

My book Chasing Chopin was published in August 2020 by Simon & Schuster. It was an “Editors’ Choice” at the New York Times Book Review; was longlisted for the PEN America Award for Biography and shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize. I’ve used the composition story of Frédéric Chopin's second piano sonata, Op. 35, as a way of exploring his life, work, and enduring legacy in popular and art culture. Research took me in many directions, from the island of Majorca to a world-class collection of historic pianos in a small town in Massachusetts; to Paris and Nohant, in central France; the Morgan Library in New York City; and interviews with classical and jazz pianists, video game developers, film makers, musicologists, and more. Visit the companion music site here. Thanks to Piotr Micherewicz for granting permission to use his illustration of Chopin for the cover.


Since August 2009 I’ve been writing about and photographing the High Line park in New York City, as well as other urban greenway projects around the world, on the blog LivinTheHighLine.com. My book On the High Line: The Definitive Guide, will be published in a third, fully updated edition by Fordham University Press / Empire State Editions in May 2024, with a new companion website at HighLineBook.com.


After 25 years in the book publishing business I started a small consultancy, Title TK Projects, to do editing and collaboration on non-fiction book projects and author websites. For an editorial bio, please go here. To speak with me about a project, please use the email form here.


To read my father W.E.R’s poetry, go here, and check back periodically if you’re interested — bringing his work online is an ongoing process.


I’m a serious amateur photographer and my pictures have appeared in numerous publications and have been licensed for commercial use. There are hundreds on my blog, including dozens of aerial and rooftop shots. To contact me about licensing a photograph or hiring me to do photo research, please use the contact form on WhyChopin.com.

AnnBLaFarge Editor

And go here for a photo tribute to my late mother, Ann B. LaFarge: teacher, editor, author, animal-lover, friend.

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