British author Barry Miles is a prolific chronicler of the counterculture. He’s authored books about Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, and the Ramones. The Beat Hotel is the definitive account of the Beat Generation in Paris and his coffee table volume Hippie captures 60′s flower power in full color.
Miles’ 1993 biography William Burroughs: El Hombre Invisible is one of the most important accounts of the writer’s days and now Miles is back with William S. Burroughs: A Life. The book revisits Burroughs’ story and goes on to illuminate the author’s last decades and artistic legacy.
Here is Miles in a conversation about the book at Strand Books in New York…