Bill Hayes

The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, Bill Hayes is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and the author of five books: Sleep Demons; Five Quarts; The Anatomist; Insomniac City; and How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic. Hayes is also a photographer, with credits including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and The New York Times. His portraits of his partner, the late Oliver Sacks, appear in the volume of Dr. Sacks’ suite of final essays, Gratitude. A collection of his street photography, How New York Breaks Your Heart, was recently published. Hayes has lectured at NYU, UCSF and University of Virginia, and has appeared at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the 92nd Street Y, the Times of India (Mumbai) LitFest and other venues. He serves as a co-editor of Dr. Sacks’ posthumously published work.