Kurt Andersen

Kurt is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Evil Geniuses (2020) and Fantasyland (2017), as well as the bestselling novels You Can’t Spell America Without Me (2017), True Believers (2012), Heyday (2007), and Turn of the Century (1999). He co-founded Spy magazine and co-created and hosted Studio 360, a Peabody Award-winning public radio show about art and pop culture that aired for twenty years, and co-produced and hosted the podcast Nixon at War (2021). Andersen is also a journalist — former New Yorker columnist and staff writer, Time’s design and architecture critic and columnist, and New York Magazine editor-in-chief and columnist. Kurt has also written for television, film, and stage. In addition to being an avid observer of the peculiar triumphs, contradictions, and quirks of the American experiment, Andersen has served on the boards of the Pratt Institute, the Harvard Lampoon, and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.

Kurt Andersen