Bill Kauffman is the author of eight books, including Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin (ISI Books, 2008); Ain't My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle American Anti-Imperialism (Henry Holt/Metropolitan, 2008), named one of the best books of 2008 by Barnes & Noble; and Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette: A Mostly Affectionate Account of a Small Town's Fight to Survive (Henry Holt, 2003/Picador paperback, 2004), winner of the 2003 national “Sense of Place” award from Writers & Books.
Kauffman frequently reviews books for the Wall Street Journal. He also writes a monthly column for The American Conservative. His writings have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Spectator (London), Orion, The American Scholar, New York History, The Nation, USA Today, Newsday, The Independent (London), Utne Reader, Chronicles, The Australian, Whole Earth Review, the Baltimore Sun, and the San Francisco Chronicle, inter alia.
Kauffman is a graduate of the University of Rochester (B.A., 1981) and Batavia (NY) High School (1977). He is married to Lucine Andonian Kauffman; their daughter, Gretel, is sixteen. He is vice president of the Genesee County Baseball Club (Batavia Muckdogs) and is active in the Holland Purchase Historical Society, the Landmark Society of Genesee County, and the John Gardner Society.