About John May
John May is an investigative journalist, book producer, historian and archivist who, over the last 40 years, has written extensively on developments in the fields of the environment, science, and popular culture.
He worked for all the key British underground papers in the early 1970s and was Dick Tracy, investigative journalist for the New Musical Express from 1975-1982.
He has written, co-authored and produced almost 20 books including the cult encyclopaedia ‘An Index of Possibilities, ‘Worlds Within Worlds’, the first popular showcase of scientific imagery, ‘The Greenpeace Story’, the organisation’s official history, and ‘Handmade Houses’, a guide to the world of vernacular architecture.
His freelance journalism has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian/Observer, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times and numerous magazines including The Face, Wired and Co-Evolution Quarterly.
He has interviewed more than 150 important figures in many fields including William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Al Gore and James Lovelock.
His blog The Generalist, based in part on his extensive personal Archive of all forms of media documentation dating back to the 1960s, has gained a substantial global audience in the last seven years.
He is a published poet, a semi-professional musician and songwriter, a part-time painter and a dedicated photographer