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.

Photo by  Sky Gilbar

Photo by Sky Gilbar

BRIAN KEVIN is the editor in chief of Maine’s Down East magazine and has contributed to publications that include Outside, Audubon, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and Men's Journal. His work has been collected or recognized in the Best American EssaysBest American Sports Writing, and Best Food Writing anthologies. Home is currently a village in coastal Maine.

Follow him on Twitter at @BrianMT.