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Programmer Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen

Host of:
Studio 360 [Friday 11am-12pm]

emailstudio360@wnyc.org

KURT ANDERSEN is a writer.

He’s the author of the novels Heyday and Turn of the Century. Heyday was a New York Times bestseller that the Los Angeles Times called "a major work." The New York Times Book Review said there is "something moving, a stirring spirit, in the energy of its amazement." And the Chicago Sun-Times (and nine other papers) said it "deserves instant acceptance into the ranks [of] Thomas Berger's Little Big Man, E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime, [and] Gore Vidal's Lincoln." It was included on several best-books-of-the-year lists., and won the Langum Prize as the best American historical novel of 2007. The New York Times called Turn of the Century "wickedly satirical" and "outrageously funny" and one of its Notable Books of the year, while The Wall Street Journal called it a "smart, funny and excruciatingly deft portrait of our age." It was a national bestseller. He is now at work on a new novel.

Find out more about Kurt at his website: http://www.kurtandersen.com