Ross Barkan is the author of the novel Demolition Night, now out from Tough Poets Press.
An award-winning journalist and former candidate for office, he is a columnist for The Guardian and a frequent contributor to Gothamist.
He has been a columnist for the Village Voice and 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, 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 founded, along with volunteers and staff from his campaign, a community center, Solidarity Space, out of his old campaign headquarters.