Christopher John Farley
|Christopher John Farley|
|Occupation||Journalist, author, columnist|
Christopher John Farley is a Jamaican-born American journalist, columnist, and author.
Farley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in New York. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a former editor of the Harvard Lampoon. He has been a writer for Time magazine since 1992. He currently serves as an editor of the Wall Street Journal. In May 2005, Time published Chris's interview with comedian Dave Chappelle.
Farley is the author of the fact-based novel Kingston by Starlight, the novel My Favorite War; and biographies Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley; Aaliyah, More Than a Woman; Introducing Halle Berry; and is a co-author of Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey. In 2004, at the passing of legendary rhythm and blues recording artist and singer Ray Charles, Farley and fellow journalist Anthony DeCurtis, pianist Marcus Roberts, and violinist and record producer Phil Ramone all appeared in an installment of the Charlie Rose Show, titled An Appreciation of Ray Charles, which was dedicated to the singer's music and his memory and legacy.
- Writer Christopher John Farley's biography of the late R&B/pop singer Aliyah is one of the latest books to capitalize on the success of black music. – Nbr. 43, Book Review, 2002/5/3.
- Charlie Rose (TV program)- An Appreciation of Ray Charles with Marcus Roberts, Phil Ramone, Christopher John Farley and Anthony Decurtis on PBS
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