The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, Bill Hayes is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the author of several books.
A photographer as well as a writer, his photos have appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Granta, New York Times, and on CBS Evening News. His portraits of his partner, the late Oliver Sacks, appear in the recent collection of Dr. Sacks’s suite of final essays Gratitude.
Hayes has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome, the recipient of a Leon Levy Foundation grant, and a Resident Writer at Blue Mountain Center. He has also served as a guest lecturer at Stanford, NYU, UCSF, University of Virginia, and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Bill Hayes is the author of books: Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me, The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy, Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood, Sleep Demons: An Insomniac's Memoir, How New York Breaks Your Heart, The One Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite, Drunk and Disorderly: Bill Hayes Story; Devon to Australia Through the Bottom of a Glass, Steam Trains, Gratitude, Framed in Monte Carlo: Why I Spent Eight Years in Prison for a Murder I Did Not Commit