Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen is the author of the novels True Believers, Heyday and Turn of the Century, and co-author of the fictional memoir You Can’t Spell America Without ME. His most recent nonfiction books are Evil Geniuses and Fantasyland. Along with work for the screen and theater, Kurt has contributed frequently to The New York Times and Vanity Fair, and has been a columnist and critic for The New Yorker, Time and New York. He was also host and co-creator of Studio 360, the Peabody Award winning public radio show. Ge also co-founded and edited Spy magazine and was editor-in-chief of New York, editorial director of Colors, co-founder of Inside and editor-at-large at Random House. He lives in Brooklyn and serves on the board of the Pratt Institute.

In his own words: “I think of fiction writers like Dr. Frankensteins, meaning they use bits and pieces of friends and family and acquaintances – and themselves — to concoct the artificial humans in their stories.”

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