William Finnegan

William Finnegan (New York, 1952) discovered surfing in the heyday of the 60’s counterculture and travelled all over the world in search of an endless summer. Over the years, he became one of the most acclaimed journalists in the United States, writing mind-blowing features on wars, drug trafficking and racial conflicts on both sides of the American border.

He has recently won the Pulitzer Prize with “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” an autobiography rooted in youthful rebellion, exotic waves and the never-ending trips he did before finding a job as staff writer at The New Yorker.

We had the chance to talk to the famous author after the presentation of his book in Barcelona to discover how surfing has shaped his vision of the society and why this sport has become the best escape from the work routine every time there is a good swell (somewhere).

William Finnegan: Chaos and Creation of a Surfing Biography