B.A. English & Film Studies, The College of William and Mary, 2000 M.F.A. Nonfiction, Columbia University, 2003
Amanda Petrusich is the author of several books about music, including Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by NPR, Slate, and BuzzFeed. Petrusich is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and the recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Oxford American, Pitchfork, GQ, Esquire, Playboy, The Nation, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. She is a commissioning editor for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, a 2015 MacDowell fellow, and a 2014 New York State Foundation for the Arts nonfiction fellow. In 2016, she won the Staige D. Blackford Prize for Nonfiction for her story “Night Moves,” which first appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review. In 2015, she was named one of the most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine.
Teaching and Research Interests
music and culture writing; criticism, creative nonfiction; travelogue; the personal essay; subcultures