Alan Swyer

Alan Swyer is an award-winning filmmaker whose recent documentaries have dealt with Eastern spirituality in the Western world, the criminal justice system, diabetes, and boxing. His stories and articles have appeared in England, Ireland, Germany, and India, as well as in several American literary journals. His novel “The Beard” was recently published by Harvard Square Editions. 

Stories By Alan Swyer

How Ray Charles Convinced Me to Be His Stand-In

I met the music legend as a journalist, and before I knew it, we'd grown close – close enough that when reporters interviewed him, I answered the questions.