Bob Katz


Bob Katz  is the author of several acclaimed books, including the novel Third and Long (, winner of the 2011 Independent Book Publishers Association fiction award, Elaine’s Circle, a non-fiction account of a dramatic year in the rural Alaska classroom of an innovative school teacher, the novel Hot Air, which was optioned by actor Michael Keaton and MGM for a movie, The Whistleblower, a nonfiction exploration of the world of college basketball referees, and, most recently, EZ and the Intangibles, a novel for middle readers. 

Bob’s commentary and journalism has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Mother Jones, Christian Science Monitor, Slate, Alternet, and numerous other outlets.

Bob was founder and President of the Assassination Information Bureau which, in the mid-late 1970s, lobbied Congress to re-investigate of the murders of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King. During this period, he spoke at some 200 colleges and civic organizations throughout the country, from Maine to Hawaii.

Until recently, Bob owned and operated a prominent speakers bureau that exclusively represented some of the country’s leading journalists, scientists, economists, public intellectuals, and literary figures.