Ryan H. Walsh
Ryan H. Walsh is a musician and journalist. His debut book, Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 (Penguin Press), received rave reviews from The New Yorker, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and was a New York Times end-of-year Critics’ Pick. Since publication, Walsh has toured internationally speaking about his work at The Belfast Literary Festival, The Irish Literary Festival in London, and locally at The Harvard Club, Boston Public Library, Google, Northeastern, and Suffolk University. He has also been honored by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern in official city proclamations for the historical accounts of both cities presented in the book. His culture writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Vice, Pitchfork, and Boston Magazine. He was a finalist for the Missouri School of Journalism’s City and Regional Magazine Award for his feature on Van Morrison’s year in Boston, from which his debut book developed. His rock band Hallelujah the Hills has won praise from Spin, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork; declared “Boston legends” by the Boston Globe; and toured the U.S. extensively over their 14-year existence. The band won a Boston Music Award for Best Rock Artist, and Walsh has twice won the award for Best Video Direction. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.