Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen is the co-creator and host of the Peabody Award-winning “Studio 360,” the weekly public radio program about culture and the arts. His most recent book is the novel True Believers (Random House, 2012). He is also the author of the best-selling novels Heyday (Random House, winner of the Langum Prize for the best historical fiction of 2007) and Turn of the Century (Random House, 1999), as well as the nonfiction books Reset (Random House, 2009) and The Real Thing (Doubleday, 1980). He has also created network television programs, and written screenplays and stage plays. As an editor, he co-founded Spy, Inside.com and Very Short List, and served as editor-in-chief of New York magazine and editorial director for Colors. He has been a columnist for New York and The New Yorker, as well as Time’s architecture and design critic, and is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. He sits on the boards of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Pratt Institute, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, served last year as Visionary in Residence at the Art Center College of Design and holds an honorary doctorate from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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