Daniel Richardson was born in April 1941 in Chicago, and grew up in Carmel, California during a time in which there seemed to be great optimism about the future in general and the future of the U.S.A. in particular. He studied mathematical logic at Bristol, and is currently working as a mathematical consultant. He also works as a volunteer at Borderlands, which is place for refugees, or people who are trying to obtain refugee status, helping to teach English and mathematics. He admires Anton Chekhov and Raymond Carver and John Lee Hooker. He likes conversation, coffee drinking and tennis, especially doubles.