Books Ken Kesey Books by Ken Kesey Ken Kesey has written books about: Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Ken Kesey Ken Kesey, the late author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in California in 1984. Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis hide caption toggle caption Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Kesey's 'Cuckoo's Nest' Still Flying At 50 February 1, 2012 The classic American novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has hit the half-century mark. It made its author, Ken Kesey, a literary celebrity — and helped alter perceptions of mental institutions. Kesey's 'Cuckoo's Nest' Still Flying At 50 Listen · 5:53 5:53 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146210681/146233614" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript iStockphoto Review Three Books... Three Books To Quell Your Quarter-Life Crisis December 23, 2010 As recent college grads, everything seems possible ... but nothing feels certain. Hannah Levintova recommends three works that will help pull you out of your twentysomething rut.