NPR critic, Emerson College Professor of Journalism and Author Tim Riley reviews music for NPR and books for the Los Angeles Review of Books. His reviews appear in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Slate and Salon. In 2016, he won the LA Press Club's award for Best Book Critic for his truthdig.com essays.
Since 2009, he has taught digital journalism at Emerson College in Boston. He teaches Cultural and Music Criticism and serves as Graduate Program Director for the Master's Degree.
His fifth book, a biography of John Ono Lennon (Hyperion, 2011), won praise from Rolling Stone, and NPR, New York Times ("...a critical tour-de-force"). Riley gave a keynote address at Monmouth College's WHITE ALBUM symposium on the 50th anniversary of that album. As a popular presenter, he's given hundreds of lively multi-media lectures on "Censorship in the Arts," and "Rock History." His current projects include the music metaportal, the RILEY ROCK INDEX.com, and a major new Beatles multimedia textbook, WHAT GOES ON: THE BEATLES, THEIR MUSIC, AND THEIR TIME (with Walter Everett, Oxford University Press, 2019).
For a schedule of current appearances see http://timrileyauthor.com.