Kurt Andersen

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(Andersen, Kurt) Kurt Andersen is the bestselling author of the novels Heyday, Turn of the Century, and True Believers. He contributes to Vanity Fair and The New York Times, and is host and co-creator of Studio 360, the Peabody Award–winning public radio show and podcast. He also writes for television, film, and the stage. Andersen co-founded Spy magazine, served as editor in chief of New York, and was a cultural columnist and critic for Time and The New Yorker. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was an editor of The Harvard Lampoon. In Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History (Random House) a sweeping, eloquent history of America, Andersen shows that what’s happening in our country today—this post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not something new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character. With the gleeful erudition and tell-it-like-it-is ferocity, Andersen explores whether the great American experiment in liberty has gone off the rails.