Bob Levin was born in Philadelphia March 14, 1942. Since 1968, he has lived in Berkeley with his wife Adele, a writer and retired psychotherapist. A retired attorney, he represented the injured in workers' compensation cases for more than 40 years.
Levin is the author of THE BEST RIDE TO NEW YORK (novel), FULLY ARMED (biographic fiction), THE PIRATES AND THE MOUSE (non-fiction), OUTLAWS, REBELS, PIRATES, FREETHINKERS & PORNOGRAPHERS (essays), and MOST OUTRAGEOUS (non-fiction). His short stories and articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW, CAROLINA QUARTERLY, KARAMU, SPIN, NEW REPUBLIC, and CAVALIER. His writings have won awards from Pushcart Press, CCLM, the San Francisco Bar Association, and the NEA. He is a long time contributing writer to THE COMICS JOURNAL.
Starting out, Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Chandler. Currently, Joan Didion and Janet Malcolm -- and Will Cuppy for the footnotes.
FIRST OF THE YEAR 2013 will contain pieces by me on the 1960 Democratic convention, Burt Lancaster movies, and the first 2012 presidential debate. The next issue of BLACK EYE: A MAGAZINE OF HUMOR AND DESPAIR will feature a portion of my long suppressed -- and much reviled -- novel THE SCHIZ. And I have agreed to contribute an introduction to a collection of interviews with the ZAP cartoonists, which will be published by Fantagraphics Books.
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, ACLU, PEN, Berkeley Emergency Food & Housing Project.
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