Christopher John Farley

Christopher John Farley
Christopher John Farley

author
Introducing Halle Berry

Bio

Christopher John Farley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Brockport, New York. He is a 1988 graduate of Harvard University and a former editor of the Harvard Lampoon. He is currently a senior editor at TIME magazine where he is in charge of news; he also does a weekly music report on CNN Headline News entitled "Chris Farley's Jukebox". As the chief music critic for TIME in the 90s, he interviewed many of the greatest pop artists in history, including Bob Dylan, Prince, Paul McCartney, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Whitney Houston, Joni Mitchell, U2, OutKast, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteeen, Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre. He is the author of several books including "My Favorite War," a satirical novel about the Persian Gulf War; "Introducing Halle Berry," a biography of the Oscar-winning actress; and "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman," a biography of the late pop star that was a national bestseller. Farley is the co-author of the book "The Blues," the companion volume to the critically acclaimed PBS series about the roots of American music, executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Farley's work is also featured in "Step into a World: a Global Anthology of the New Black Literature" and "The Vintage Book of War Fiction." He is currently working on a biography of Bob Marley for Amistad/HarperCollins. His novel "Kingston by Starlight," a fictional look at the life of the real-life female pirate Anne Bonny, will be published by Crown in summer 20005.

(2004)