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William McKeen

William McKeen is the author of nine books and the editor of four more. His books include Everybody Had an Ocean (2017), Too Old to Die Young (2015), Homegrown in Florida (2012), Mile Marker Zero (2011), Outlaw Journalist (2008), Highway 61 (2003), and Rock and Roll is Here to Stay (2000). He also has contributed chapters to books on Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson. Before becoming a teacher, he worked for several newspapers and magazines and has published in the New York Times, The Saturday Evening Post, Holiday, Maxim and American History. He’s also recorded two audio courses in the Modern Scholar Series — one on literary journalism and one on rock’n’roll history. He teaches at Boston University, where he chairs the department of journalism and lives in the village of Cohasset on the rocky coast of Massachusetts Bay.