A New York Times bestselling author, Richard Buskin is also an award-winning photo-journalist, specializing in pop culture, music, film, TV and general non-fiction.
Since the early 1980s, his work has been published in newspapers ranging from the New York Post and Sydney Morning Herald to Britain’s Observer, Independent and Daily Mail. The magazines have included Playboy (American, Brazilian, Czech, French, Japanese and Polish editions), Stern (Germany) and Paris-Match (France); music mags such as Billboard, Melody Maker, Musician, Musik Express, Performance and Sound On Sound; and movie journals such as Film Review and Films and Filming.
A native of London, England, who relocated to America in 1995, Richard is the author of, to date, more than 30 non-fiction books. These include Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe, Classic Tracks: The Real Stories Behind 68 Seminal Recordings, Die Trying: One Man’s Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits with adventurer Bo Parfet, Dream in Color: How the Sánchez Sisters are Making History in Congress with Congresswomen Linda and Loretta Sánchez, Effortless Style with celebrity fashion stylist June Ambrose, Inside Tracks: A First-Hand History of Popular Music from the World’s Greatest Record Producers and Engineers, It’s Not Really About the Hair with reality TV star Tabatha Coffey, Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse: My Life in Comedy with Phyllis Diller, One from the Hart (uncredited) with actress Stefanie Powers, Sheryl Crow: No Fool to This Game and Whitney Houston: The Voice, The Music, The Inspiration with musician, composer & producer Narada Michael Walden.
A co-author and consulting editor on the Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music and the Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, Richard has penned two New York Times bestsellers: The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed with Jay Margolis and Princess Diana: Her Life Story. Currently podcast co-host of The Beatles Naked (having previously co-hosted Swinging Through the Sixties and Something About The Beatles), he has also written sleeve notes for records and videos, as well as press releases and publicity bios for the likes of Aerosmith and Michael Jackson.
A researcher and on-screen entertainment pundit for TV networks in the U.S and U.K., Richard has lectured journalism students at Chicago’s Northwestern University and PACE students at National-Lewis University. Additionally, he’s been interviewed on numerous TV and radio shows, including AMC’s Backstory, the BBC Television News, A&E’s Biography, Reelz’s Case Closed with A.J. Benza, CBS’s Entertainment Tonight, the Australian Seven Network’s Sunrise and E! Entertainment’s True Hollywood Story. He lives in Chicago.