Tony Fletcher

Creative Nonfiction Writer

℅ Michael Harriot Folio Literary Agency
New York, NY 10036
212-400-1494 x340

Author's Bio

Tony Fletcher is the bestselling author of major biographies on Keith Moon, the Smiths, and R.E.M., as well as a memoir, a novel, and a history of the New York City music scene. Born in northern England, and raised in South London, where he started his own music magazine at the age of thirteen, he emigrated to New York City in the late 1980s. When not traveling with his family, he makes his home near Woodstock in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. A contributor to Salon and the Wall Street Journal, his writing has also appeared in Mojo, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Spin, and Newsday, and he has contributed to a host of other publications, radio, and television shows worldwide. His latest book is In The Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett.

Literary agent: 
Michael Harriot

Publications & Prizes

Boy About Town: A Memoir (Random House, 2013)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Iain Banks, Colin MacInnes, Gerri Hirshey, George Orwell, Christopher McDougal, Jack London, Oscar Wilde, Barney Hoskyns, Allen Ginsberg, Hilary Mantel.
What I'm reading now: 
Typical Girls by Zoe Howe, Trouble Boys by Bob Mehr, A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, Running The Long Path by Kenneth Posner, Swear Down by Russ Litten

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Beverley, England
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Last update: Feb 16, 2017