Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen is a writer and the host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360. His most recent novel, True Believers, was called "a great American novel" by Vanity Fair and "the best reverie on the 1960s and their legacy" by Fortune. His previous novel, Heyday, was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2008 Langum Prize for the year's best work of American historical fiction. Andersen has written primetime network television programs and pilots for NBC, ABC, and HBO, and co-authored Loose Lips, an off-Broadway theatrical revue that had long runs in New York and Los Angeles. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, among other publications. Earlier in his career, he was the architecture and design critic and a weekly cultural columnist for Time, a staff writer and columnist for The New Yorker, and a columnist for New York. He was also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Spy magazine and editor-in-chief of New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and is a member of the board of trustees of the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and the Pratt Institute. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.