Garth Risk HallbergGarth Risk Hallberg (born November 1978) is an American author. His debut novel is ''City on Fire''.
Hallberg was born outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in Greenville, North Carolina. In 2001 he received a degree in English from Washington University in St. Louis, where he met Elise White, his future wife. She graduated from Washington University in 2000 with degrees in English and African-American studies. Both of Hallberg's parents were teachers; his father was also a writer. They divorced when Hallberg was 13.
Hallberg resides in New York City. He published his first novel, ''City on Fire'', in 2015, to criticism and acclaim. His work has also been published in ''The Millions''. Provided by Wikipedia