B.A. English, Tufts University, 1985 A.M. German Studies, Stanford University, 1989 Ph.D. German Studies & Comparative Literature, Stanford University, 1994
Glenn Kurtz, a 2016 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, is the author of Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014), which was named a Best Book of 2014 by The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and National Public Radio. His first book, Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music (Knopf, 2007), also received enthusiastic reviews from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of Tufts University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and holds a PhD from Stanford University in German studies and comparative literature. He has taught at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, and California College of the Arts.