Newark, New Jersey, United States
|Occupation||biographer, essayist, journalist, novelist, poet|
Tosches' second book, a biography of Jerry Lee Lewis named Hellfire was published in 1982. Subsequent biographies have covered the lives of Dean Martin, Michele Sindona, Sonny Liston, Emmett Miller, and Arnold Rothstein.
Nick Tosches also worked on "Never Trust A Loving God", a book in collaboration with the French painter and friend of the writer, Thierry Alonso Gravleur.
Tosches has also published a collection of poetry, and three novels. He has been published in Vanity Fair, Esquire and Open City. The Nick Tosches Reader collects writings from over the course of his career.
Tosches was featured on the popular Travel Channel show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations in the episode "Disappearing Manhattan". He and Bourdain shared a drink at Sophie's in the East Village, a Manhattan dive bar, and they discussed the changing nature of the city.
- Hellfire, 1982 (first edition), Grove Press, USA, ISBN 0-8021-3566-8
- Dangerous Dances: The Authorized Biography with Daryl Hall and John Oates, 1984, St. Martin's Press, USA, ISBN 0-312-35716-8
- Power on Earth, 1986
- Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, 1992
- The Devil and Sonny Liston, 2000
- Where Dead Voices Gather, 2001
- King of the Jews, 2005
Fiction and Poetry 
- Cut Numbers, 1988
- Trinities, 1994, St Martins Mass Market Paper, USA, ISBN 0-312-95689-4
- Chaldea and I Dig Girls, 1999
- In The Hand Of Dante, 2002
- Me and the Devil, Little, Brown and Company, 2012
- Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, 1977, Da Capo Press, USA, ISBN 0-306-80713-0
- Unsung Heroes of Rock N' Roll: The Birth of Rock in the Wild Years Before Elvis, 1984 (first edition), Da Capo Press, USA, ISBN 0-306-80891-9
- The Last Opium Den, 2002
- Never Trust a Loving God, Art Stock Books Ltd., 2009
- Save the Last Dance for Satan, Kicks Books, 2011
- Blue Eyes And Exit Wounds, with Hubert Selby Jr. and produced by author Harold Goldberg, 1998
- Nick & Homer, with Homer Henderson, 1998
- Fuckthelivingfuckthedead, 2001
- For the taking: Vol. I from CHALDEA with Rick Whitehurst 2006
Film and television 
- Louis Prima: The Wildest!,1999
- Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow, 2005
- Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film, 2006
- Mobsters, in the episode Tommy Lucchese, 2008
- Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations in the episode "Disappearing Manhattan", 2009
- The documentary film Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow in which Tosches appears as an interview subject.
- Brief bio
- Vanity Fair contributing editor profile
- "Saint Nick" by Mike Miliard, The Boston Phoenix, September 26, 2002