Barry Miles is widely considered to be an authority on the writers and artists who emerged during the 1950s and ‘60s. His books include?Many Years From Now?(the authorized biography of Paul McCartney);?Hippie; The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Corso in Paris, 1957-1963?and?In the Sixties.?His book?Zappa: A Biography,?was a New York Times bestseller in the US in 2004. Recent books include,?London Calling: A Counter-Cultural History of London since 1945;?In the Seventies: Adventures in the Counterculture and William S. Burroughs: A Life.