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Kurt Andersen

USA flag (b.1954)

Kurt Andersen is an American novelist who is also host of the Peabody-winning public radio program Studio 360, a co-production between Public Radio International and WNYC. In 1986 with E. Graydon Carter he co-founded Spy magazine, which they sold in 1991; it continued publishing until 1998. Previously he has been a writer and columnist for New York Magazine, and The New Yorker . He was also the architecture and design critic for Time for nine years.  

 Andersen was born in Omaha, Nebraska and now lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Anne Kreamer, who is also an author.

   Turn of the Century (1999)
   Heyday (2007)
   True Believers (2012)
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Kurt Andersen recommends
How I Won a Nobel Prize (2023)
Julius Taranto
"Such a delightful surprise! A refreshing literary cocktail that takes the right kinds of chances at this chancy moment."
The Kingdoms of Savannah (2022)
George Dawes Green
"I've never read a mystery novel any finer than this one . . . utterly satisfying."
American Wife (2008)
Curtis Sittenfeld
"What a remarkable (and brave) thing: a compassionate, illuminating, and beautifully rendered portrait of a fictional Republican first lady with a life and husband very much like our actual Republican first lady's. Curtis Sittenfeld has written a novel as impressive as it is improbable."

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