Writer, playwright, stage director. Born– 1955, Birmingham. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1977; University of Iowa, Writer’s Workshop, M.F.A., 1979. Reporter for Time Houston Bureau, 1979-81. Published articles in many journals; closely associated with George and frequently published in Rolling Stone. Fellow of the Hoover Institute at Stanford, 2002. Co-host of “Batchelder and Alexander” radio show, 2001-2003. Honors– Recipient Academy of American Poets award.
Contemporary Literature in Birmingham; Wikipedia.
Blue Rooms. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Elm Street Press, 1979.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams; The Life, Times, and Legend of James Dean. New York; Viking Press, 1994.
The Candidate; Behind John Kerry’s Remarkable Run for the White House. New York: Riverhead Books, 1994.
Death and Disaster; The Rise of the Warhol Empire and the Race for Andy’s Millions.New York; Villard Books, 1994.
Machiavelli’s Shadow; The Rise and Fall of Karl Rove. New York; Modern Times, 2008.
Man of the People; The Life of John McCain. Hoboken, NJ; John Wiley and Sons, 2003.
Rough Magic; A Biography of Sylvia Plath. New York; Viking, 1991.
Salinger; A Biography. Los Angeles; Renaissance Books, 1999.
Strangers. Birmingham, Ala.; Thunder City Press, 1983.
Ariel Ascending; Writings about Sylvia Plath. New York; Harper & Row, 1984.