Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937. He began his writing career as a sports columnist in Florida and went on to work on newspapers and magazines in New York, San Juan and Rio de Janeiro. His articles appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of a number of books, including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Great Shark Hunt, Generation of Swine, The Curse of Lono, Songs of the Doomed, Better Than Sex, The Proud Highway and The Rum Diary. Hunter S. Thompson died in 2005.
There are only two adjectives writers care about any more - "brilliant" and "outrageous" - and Hunter has a freehold on both of them -- Tom Wolfe The maverick voice of American counterculture * Guardian * Excellent documentary non-fiction * Time Out * The book that made Thompson's name * Loaded *