Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionKurson grew up in the Chicago suburbs and still resides there today.
Biographical and Professional InformationRobert Kurson is best known for his 2004 bestselling book, ''Shadow Divers'', the true story of two Americans who discover a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. Kurson earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, then a law degree from Harvard Law School. He began his career as an attorney practicing real estate law. Kurson's professional writing career began at the Chicago ''Sun-Times'', where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained 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 won a National Magazine Award and was a contributing editor for years. His stories have appeared in ''Rolling Stone'', ''The New York Times Magazine'', and other publications.
*''Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See'', Random House, 2008 *''Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship'', Random House, 2015 *''Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Lost Mysteries of World War II'', Random House, 2004 *''The Official Three Stooges Cookbook'', Contemporary Books, 1998 *''The Official Three Stooges Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Knucklehead's Guide to Stoogedom'', Contemporary Books, 1998