Kurt Andersen is the author of many critically acclaimed bestselling books, including four novels and, most recently, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History. He has also written for television and the theater. In addition, he’s host and co-creator of Studio 360, the Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio show, and contributes regularly to The New York Times and Vanity Fair. Previously, he was a columnist for The New Yorker, architecture and design critic for Time, editor-in-chief and columnist for New York magazine and co-founded Spy magazine. He graduated from Harvard College and lives in Brooklyn.