Cultural Commentary and Creativity
Award-winning journalist, cultural critic, and author Sam Anderson is an expert in what makes a good story – he is a a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, and his debut book Boom Town was heralded as one of the best books for the year by NPR, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Economist, and more. Anderson engages audiences with cultural commentary and insights about creativity.
Sam Anderson's Work in The New York Times Magazine
A staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, Sam Anderson has written portraits of writers (Haruki Murakami, Anne Carson, John McPhee) and athletes (Russell Westbrook, Bill Walton, Phil Jackson) and odd places all over the world, including Mount Rushmore and a Charles Dickens theme park and the NBA Bubble at DisneyWorld. His work has won a National Magazine Award and the National Book Critics Circle's Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing and has been included in several “Best American Writing” anthologies.
Sam Anderson is currently a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. Formerly a book critic for New York Magazine and regular contributor to Slate, Anderson's journalism and essays have won numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism. He lives in New York with his family.