Non-fiction writer and biographer

Howard Sounes is the author of a number of well-known non-fiction works. His books include the noted biographies Down the Highway: the Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life; Seventies, a history of the arts in the 1970s; and the true crime bestseller Fred & Rose. The first journalist to break the story of Fred and Rose West and their arrests, Howard wrote and hosted the number one podcast Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes in 2019. 

His books are published in the UK, US and in 22 foreign languages. Howard appears regularly on radio and television in connection with his subjects. He lives in London.

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Compelling... Sounes takes pride in carefully debunking the myths that have crept in from Reed's own fictionalisations.

Sunday Telegraph
on Notes from the Velvet Underground: The Life and Music of Lou Reed

A thoroughly enjoyable read.

Dominic Sandbrook
Sunday Times on Seventies