Robert Kurson

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Robert Kurson is an American author, 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.[1][2]

Kurson also wrote the nonfiction book Crashing Through, which was published in 2007. Crashing Through recounts the story of Mike May, a prominent American entrepreneur and sports enthusiast, who regains his eyesight after a lifetime of blindness.[3] Kurson based the book on his 2005 award-winning article "Into the Light" in Esquire magazine.[4]

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.[5] In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award.[6] He moved from the Sun-Times to Chicago magazine,[5][7] then to Esquire, where he is a contributing editor.[8] His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine,[8] and other publications.[7]



  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (2004-06-24), BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Bones Amid the China in a Sub At the Bottom of the Atlantic. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2007-12-08.
  2. ^ 11 weeks on The New York Times Best-Seller for 'Hardcover Nonfiction' as of 2004-09-26, The New York Times. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.
  3. ^ Maslin, Janet (May 21, 2007). "Book Review: Crashing Through". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Crashing Through: A Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See.". Esquire. May 1, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Writing Out Loud Lineup Announced". The News-Dispatch. 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2009-08-16. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Points of Pride.(nominations for National Magazine Awards)(Brief Article)". Esquire. 2001-06-01. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  7. ^ a b Robert Kurson website, retrieved December 8th, 2007
  8. ^ a b "In Town: Robert Kurson, C. J. Box". Journal Sentinel Inc. May 18, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 

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