(1950 - living) U.S.A.
Charles Kaiser was born in Washington, D.C. He grew up there and in Albany, N.Y., Dakar, Senegal, London, England and Windsor, Connecticutand New York City. He is now living in New York City, where he is writing a book about the French Resistance.
Kaiser started writing for the New York Times while still an undergraduate. He wrote also for The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. His articles have also appeared in New York, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The New York Observer, among many other publications.
His first book, 1968 In America, was published in 1988, and was later used as the basis for a CBS dcoumentary on the same subject in which Kaiser made many appearances. He has taught at Columbia and Princeton, where he was the Ferris Professor of Journalism. In 1968 he was a volunteer in the McCarthy campaign and a freshman at Columbia University. Kaiser's latest book is The Gay Metropolis, New York City: 1940-1996.
Kaiser is a founder and former president of the New York chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He is an avid bike rider. A few years ago he biked 1,000 miles in three weeks over the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia and Kentucky. Since 1968 he has lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.