Biography

David Kushner

A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, Kushner has written for publications including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired, 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 ebook, The Bones of Marianna, was chosen by Amazon as a Best Digital Single of 2013. He is a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, and has taught as an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. Kushner is the former digital culture essayist for National Public Radio Weekend Edition Sunday. In the mid-90s, he was a producer and writer for the online music site, SonicNet.

David Kushner

Books by David Kushner

by David Kushner - Memoir, Nonfiction

David Kushner’s childhood included playing with his friends, riding bikes and exploring in the suburbs of Florida in the 1970s. When David’s older brother Jon, vanished mysteriously, everything changed. ALLIGATOR CANDY tells the story of Jon’s murder at the hands of two sadistic drifters…and everything that happened after. Jon’s murder was one of many among the rash of child abductions and murders in the 1970s and 80s. When Jon’s killers received a parole hearing, David revisited the haunting case and compiles all the details about his brother’s death that were hidden from him as a kid.