Photos from John Jeremiah Sullivan’s Book Tour

John Jeremiah Sullivan’s essay collection Pulphead ranges across America, from Christian rock festivals to Axl Rose, from unheralded blues musicians to the WB show “One Tree Hill.” (TIME‘s Lev Grossman calls Sullivan the next Tom Wolfe: “JJS, as I have come to think of him, may be the best essayist of his generation.”)

Sullivan’s book tour is taking him across the United States, during which he’s posting photos on Tumblr. A few highlights: