Fiction, Nonfiction, Editor, Journalist
John Bowers is a fiction and nonfiction writer, editor, and journalist. Raised in Johnson City, Tennessee, Bowers has lived in New York since 1962. His latest memoir/novel is Love in Tennessee, originally published by Red Hen Press in 2009, has been brought out again by Greenpoint Press, which has simultaneously republished his first critically acclaimed book, The Colony. His other books include: The Golden Bowers (a collection of essays and articles, Tower), Helene (Ballantine), In the Land of NYX, Night and its Inhabitants (Doubleday), Stonewall Jackson: Portrait of a Soldier (Morrow), and Chickamauga and Chattanooga: The Battles that Doomed the Confederacy (Harper/Collins.) He has just completed a novel called Live Girls Dancing and is writing a memoir of his service in Korea. His play, Remembrance of Things Present, has been produced twice Off-Broadway. Bowers has been published in over 200 magazines, including the New York Times, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, New York, Cosmopolitan, and Harpers. He has been a magazine editor as well as a creator of a few. For over two decades he was on the faculty as an adjunct professor in the writing program at Columbia University.