Walter Kirn appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Monday, March 24, 2014
In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn—then an aspiring novelist—set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a 15-year relationship that drew Kirn into the world of an eccentric man who ultimately would be revealed as an impostor, child kidnapper, and murderer. Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade is Kirn’s story of being duped by a real-life Mr. Ripley.
Friday, September 07, 2012
John Sides says that at conventions, a journalist’s job is to measure how well politicians have riled up their supporters. But, polls take time, while coverage of speeches starts minutes after the speakers open their mouths. So how should journalists fill the void? Should they be striving, as they do, to be the nation’s emotional first responders? Novelist Walter Kirn covered the DNC for The New Republic. He said that watching reporters take the emotional temperature of the room was an alienating experience.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Like the rest of the twitterati, the novelist Walter Kirn quickly tried to make sense of the Arizona shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several others.
As events unfolded, Kirn’s tweets stood out. By Sunday night, Kirn realized the uncanny similarities alleged shooter Jarred Loughner shared with Kent Selkirk, the socially-inept-loner-on-the-internet protagonist of Kirn’s novel, The Unbinding.
“It was a sense of recognition,” Kirn told Studio 360's Kurt Andersen. “The forces that created this Loughner may be spawning more of him.”
Friday, March 05, 2010
Friday, December 04, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, July 28, 2001
Kurt Andersen has a cultural suggestion for President Bush: free museum admission for everybody. We go on call with a 24-hour piano tuner, and designer Michael Beirut looks at a tiny piece of graphic design that is everywhere. Kurt talks about the allure and inspiration of traveling with the novelist ...
Saturday, July 28, 2001
Kurt Andersen and novelist Walter Kirn talk about the artistic inspirations and outcomes of travel.
Kirn is the author of Up in the Air, a satire about a business traveler whose ambition is to earn his millionth frequent flyer mile. He is also the literary editor for GQ and a ...