Kevin Fitzpatrick

Author Kevin Fitzpatrick

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is an independent historian who founded the Dorothy Parker Society in 1999. He is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. After his hitch he entered journalism and worked in newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies, and television in New York. Kevin is a licensed New York City sightseeing guide and gives walking tours of city landmarks, literary sites, watering holes, cemeteries, and unusual locations. He frequently is a guest speaker at libraries, salons, and private clubs. A Journey Into Dorothy Parker’s New York (Berkeley: Roaring Forties Press, 2005) was his first book. Publisher’s Weekly said, “Part biography, part walking tour, Fitzpatrick’s meticulously researched first book is an eye-opening account of the life and times of Dorothy Parker and a paean to Old Gotham.” Kevin was co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Round Table (New York: Donald Books, 2009), the first collected book of material written by more than a dozen members of the Vicious Circle. In his spare time he enjoys genealogy, collecting comic books, and dedicating bronze plaques for dead people. Kevin and his family split their time between the Upper West Side and Shelter Island, Long Island.