Scott Saul

Scott Saul is a historian and critic who has written for The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, Bookforum, and other publications. The author of “Becoming Richard Pryor” and “Freedom Is, Freedom Ain’t: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties,” he is also the creator of Richard Pryor’s Peoria, an extensive digital companion to his biography of the comedian. He teaches courses in American literature and history at UC Berkeley, where he is a professor of English. He lives in Berkeley, with his wife and son.

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