Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen is a writer, Host and Co-Creater, “Studio 360,” PRI and WNYC

Kurt Andersen is a writer. His latest books are Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History and, with Alec Baldwin, You Can't Spell America Without Me. He's also the author of the critically acclaimed bestselling novels True Believers (2012), Heyday (2007) and Turn of the Century (1999), as well as the nonfiction books Reset (2009) and The Real Thing (1980). He has written for television, film and the stage as well.

He is host and co-creator of Studio 360, the Peabody Award-winning weekly cultural magazine show heard by 700,000 listeners on 240 public radio stations and via podcast. As an editor, he co-founded Spy magazine, served as editor-in-chief of New York and as editor-at-large for Random House. He has been a columnist for The New Yorker and New York, architecture and design critic for Time, and a guest Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, to which he contributes regularly.

He serves on the boards of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Pratt Institute. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was an editor of the Lampoon. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the author Anne Kreamer.

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Kurt Andersen