Anthony DeCurtis

Anthony DeCurtis is a Distinguished Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania and a Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone. His most recent book is Lou Reed: A Life, a biography of Lou Reed published by Little, Brown in October 2017. He also cowrote Clive Davis’s autobiography, The Soundtrack of Our Lives (Simon and Schuster, 2013), a New York Times nonfiction bestseller. In addition, he is the author of In Other Words: Artists Talk about Life and Work (Hal Leonard) and Rocking My Life Away: Writing About Music and Other Matters (Duke University Press). He is the editor of Blues and Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer (Scribner) and Present Tense: Rock and Roll and Culture (Duke University Press). He received a Grammy in the Best Album Notes category for his essay accompanying the Eric Clapton box set Crossroads. He holds a PhD in American literature from Indiana University. 


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