Ross Barkan

Ross Barkan is the author of the novel Demolition Night. His new book, The Prince: Andrew Cuomo, Coronavirus, and the Fall of New York, will be published by OR Books on June 22.

An award-winning journalist and former candidate for office, he is a columnist for the Guardian and Jacobin, as well as a contributor to the Village Voice, The Nation, and Gothamist/WNYC.

His journalism and essays have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Baffler, GQ, and the Columbia Journalism Review.

In both 2017 and 2019, he was the recipient of the New York Press Club’s award for distinguished newspaper commentary. He now teaches journalism at NYU and St. Joseph’s College. He also created a popular newsletter, Political Currents, on New York and national affairs. You can subscribe here.

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