Robert Rosen is the author of "Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon," an international bestseller that’s been translated into many languages. His latest book, "A Brooklyn Memoir," is about growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s and 60s, surrounded by Auschwitz survivors and W.W. II vets. 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 and Francine du Plessix Gray. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Mary Lyn Maiscott, a writer, editor, and singer.

Other Works

  • Bobby in Naziland: A Tale of Flatbush

  • Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography

  • Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon


Awards and Recognition

  • Hugo Boss Poetry Prize, 1996