Robert Kurson Biography
Robert Kurson grew up in the Chicago suburbs.
He earned a bachelors degree in philosophy from the University of
Wisconsin, then a law degree from Harvard Law School. He practiced real
estate law, but quit to pursue a writing career. To make ends meet, he
worked full time as a drapery and window blinds installer, then as a
Wal-Mart options trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He was
hired by the Chicago Sun-Times as a data entry clerk, a position which
led to a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire
published My Favorite Teacher, his first magazine story, which became
a finalist for a National Magazine Award. He moved from the Sun-Times
to Chicago magazine, then to Esquire, where he is a
contributing editor. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone,
The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. He lives in
the Chicago suburbs.
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This biography was last updated on 07/12/2010.
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