Barry Miles, the prolific biographer, has come out with a new biography of author William Burroughs.
That would be of interest to sombunall RAW fans, as Robert Anton Wilson admired Burroughs' prose and adapted his techniques to RAW's own fiction. (Brion Gysin invented the "cut-up" technique of rearranging prose, which Burroughs popularized and which RAW took up in Illuminatus! and other works.)
The Wall Street Journal's review is here. A review in the Boston Globe is more sympathetic to Burroughs. Reviewer Matthew Gilbert concludes, "Reading about Burroughs in this amount of depth is an odd experience; I felt simultaneously turned off and fascinated — what many feel while reading his fiction. He was unerringly selfish and careless, and yet he lived a unique, uncompromising life that led to a body of unique, uncompromising work. With the help of Miles’ extensive research, he makes for a captivating antihero."
I haven't read a great deal of Barry Miles, but I did read his Frank Zappa biography a few years ago and thought it was fair-minded, entertaining and well done.