Kurt Andersen

The Snark Standard-Bearer

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It’s hard to define Kurt Andersen, who basically does everything—novels, radio, journalism, general public intellectualism. But as the co-founder of Spy magazine (1986-1998), with Graydon Carter, and editor of New York in the mid-90s, it’s no exaggeration to say that he set the bar for the kind of smart, snarky, satirical writing that made its way into the Observer, Gawker and other publications and is now virtually ubiquitous in and outside of Brooklyn’s literary culture.


The Original Snarkist
Kurt Andersen

The Big Debut
Adelle Waldman

The Risk-taker
Jill Schoolman

The $2M Bet
Garth Risk Hallberg

The Literary Pillar
Colson Whitehead

The Powerhouse Agent
Susan Golomb

The L Trainers
Daniel and Scott Stedman

The Outlaw 
Shane Smith

The Gothamite 
Jake Dobkin


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