Richard Brautigan was born in Tacoma, Washington where he spent
much of his youth, before moving to San Francisco where he became
involved with other writers in the Beat Movement. During the
sixties he became one of the most prolific and prominent members of
the counter-cultural movement, and wrote some of his most famous
novels including Trout Fishing in America, Sombrero Fallout
and A Confederate General from Big Sur.
He was found dead in 1984, aged 49, beside a bottle of alcohol and a .44 calibre gun. His daughter, Ianthe Brautigan, has written a biography of her father, You Can't Catch Death.
Brautigan is a folk-artist, a master storyteller -- SARAH HALL
There is nothing like Richard Brautigan anywhere * * San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle * *
The beauty of Brautigan's writing is its dryness - the way absurd or fantastical events are described in a completely deadpan manner -- JARVIS COCKER
An absolute original who found cause for celebration in the most unlikely places * * Guardian * *