John Capouya teaches journalism and nonfiction writing at The University of
Tampa. He also serves as guest faculty at the Poynter Institute in St.
He was previously a features editor at Newsweek, New York
Newsday, The New York Times and SmartMoney magazine, among other publications
Capouya, who has a master's degree from the Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism, regularly contributes feature stories and book
reviews to the Tampa Bay Times, Fortune.com and other outlets.
His current book project is Florida Soul, a history of
rhythm and blues music in that state, to be published by the University Press
of Florida. His previous nonfiction book was Gorgeous George, a biography of
the flamboyant wrestler and 1940s/50s pop culture figure, published by
HarperCollins. For more on his work and background, see johncapouya.com.