Best-selling author, editor and radio host Kurt Andersen will discuss the recent financial crisis and its impact on society at the Cazenovia Forum 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 10 at the Catherine Cummings Theatre, 9 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. The event is free of charge and no reservations or tickets are required.
The title of Andersen's lecture, "The Great American Reset: How We Got Here and What Happens Next," is based on his recent bestselling book "Reset," which explains why the current economic crisis is actually an historic moment of great opportunity to get ourselves and the nation back on track.
Andersen, who has been described as a brilliant analyst and synthesizer of historical and cultural trends, is also the author of the novels "Heyday" and "Turn of the Century." Heyday was a New York Times bestseller that the The Los Angeles Times called "a major work." It was included on several best-books-of-the-year lists, including the New York Public Library's, and won the Langum Prize as the best American historical novel of 2007. The New York Times called Turn of the Century "wickedly satirical" and "outrageously funny" and one of its notable books of the year, while The Wall Street Journal called it a "smart, funny and excruciatingly deft portrait of our age."
Andersen is also the host and co-creator of Studio 360, the Peabody Award-winning cultural magazine show produced by Public Radio International and WNYC and broadcast on 140 stations to 500,000 listeners each week.
He has founded and/or edited numerous well-known magazines. He co-founded the transformative independent magazine Spy, which was nominated for two National Magazine Awards, and increased its circulation almost tenfold and made it profitable after just three years. He also served as editor-in-chief of New York magazine during the mid-90s, presiding over its editorial reinvigoration and record profitability.