Peter Richardson: Notable Author Explores Hunter S. Thompson & Literary Work Beyond Gonzo

Peter Richardson has written critically acclaimed books about Hunter S. Thompson, the Grateful Dead, Ramparts magazine, and radical author/editor Carey McWilliams. “Savage Journey” is Richardson’s recently released book, a biography about Hunter S. Thompson that critically explores Thompson’s process, and the contributions of the work itself. Richardson’s essays have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub. He’s a book reviewer, and guest speaker at universities, museums, book festivals, and historical societies. Since 2006, Richardson has taught courses on California culture at San Francisco State University. Has a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Reach Peter Richardson at http://peterrichardson.blogspot.com.