The Footloose American


Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction


"A travel story that doubles as a hell of a ride through modern-day South American culture."  – Esquire

"Not only does Mr. Kevin fill us in on the careening journey that helped define Thompson as a journalist, but he also delivers an engrossing and opinionated travel guide to modern Latin America."  – The New York Times

"Kevin is a helluva good writer and, if the Gonzo King were alive, he would give The Footloose American a thumbs-up."  – Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and literary executor of Hunter Thompson's estate.

Maine Literary Award

Almost exactly a year since the book hit shelves, it's really gratifying for The Footloose American to have received the 2015 Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction from the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance here in my home state. It was an honor to be nominated alongside some writers I really admire. Thanks to the MWPA and all the Mainers who've had nice things to say about the book.