David Kushner


David Kushner is the author of many books, including Masters of Doom, Jonny Magic & the Card Shark Kids, Levittown, The Bones of Marianna, and Alligator Candy.  A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, he has written for publications including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired, The New York Times Magazine, New York, GQ, and Playboy. The winner of the New York Press Club award for Best Feature Reporting, Kushner has been included in The Best American Crime Reporting, The Best Music Writing, and The Columbia Journalism Review’s Best Business Writing anthologies. His e-book The Bones of Marianna was chosen by Amazon as a Best Digital Single of 2013. A 2016 Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, he has also taught as an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. Kushner is the former digital-culture essayist for National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Sunday.” In the mid-1990s, he was a producer and writer for the online music site SonicNet.

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