Will Kaufman

Will Kaufman is a professor of American literature and culture at the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom. In addition to writing the first political biography of Woody Guthrie — “Woody Guthrie, American Radical” — Kaufman has written a number of books on American culture, including “Singing for Peace: Antiwar Songs in American History” (with Ronald D. Cohen), “American Culture in the 1970s,” “The Civil War in American Culture,” and “The Comedian as Confidence Man.” He is a two-time winner of the Woody Guthrie Research Fellowship from the Broadcast Music Industry Foundation, and he was consultant to Johnny Depp and Douglas Brinkley for the publication of their co-edited edition of Guthrie’s recently discovered novel, “House of Earth.”


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