Robert Rosen is the author of "Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon," an international bestseller that’s been translated into six languages. His investigative memoir, "Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography," was published to critical acclaim across the cultural spectrum, from Vanity Fair to Adult Video News, in the U.S. and U.K. by Headpress. Over the course of a diverse career, he has edited pornographic magazines and an underground newspaper, written speeches for the Secretary of the Air Force, and been awarded a Hugo Boss poetry prize. Rosen’s work has appeared in publications all over the world, including The Independent (U.K.), Uncut (U.K.), Headpress journal (U.K.), Mother Jones, The Soho Weekly News, La Repubblica (Italy), Dagospia (Italy), VSD (France), Proceso (Mexico), Reforma (Mexico), and El Heraldo (Colombia).
Born in Brooklyn, Rosen attended Erasmus Hall High School and the City College of New York, where he studied creative writing with Joseph Heller, James Toback, and Francine du Plessix Gray. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Mary Lyn Maiscott, a writer, editor, and singer. They both do freelance editorial work for Vanity Fair magazine.
Awards and Recognition
- Hugo Boss Poetry Prize, 1996
Press and Media Mentions
- Article about the decline and fall of the men's magazine in The New York Times
- Review of "Beaver Street" in Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- Column about "Nowhere Man" in New York Daily News
- Review of "Nowhere Man" in Metroland
- Review of "Beaver Street" in Erotic Review
- Video interview with Robert Rosen by the editors of Erotic Review
- Feature about "Beaver Street" in Bizarre magazine
- Review of "Beaver Street" on H-Net
- Video interview with Robert Rosen on Rew & Who?
- Interview with Robert Rosen on Core of Destruction Radio
- Radio interview with Robert Rosen on The Time Warped Hour
- Robert Rosen reads from "Nowhere Man"
- Robert Rosen writes about censorship for The Independent