Carrie Courogen (hi, again) has been a New York-based writer and editor for more than a decade. She currently works at Condé Nast, where she serves as the associate director of creative development, digital video, for Pitchfork, Vanity Fair, and Tatler. She is an associate editor at Bright Wall/Dark Room and writes a (sporadic) newsletter called bed crumbs. Oh, and she is currently writing a biography of Elaine May for St. Martin’s Press. She thinks having to write about herself in the third person like this is demented, but is being brave and doing it anyway.
Her writing often focuses on the intersections of class, feminism, and pop culture, as well as the nature of performance versus truth—if you’re into buzzwords, that is, otherwise she mostly feels like this screengrab of Diane Keaton in Reds—and has been featured in print and online all over the place, from PAPER Magazine to Pitchfork, NPR, Vanity Fair, Vice, and many more. The full outlet list, at this point, is too chaotic to type in a braggy but nonetheless brief graf like this, so you can view a full archive of her writing samples here.
A few fun facts about Carrie while you’re here:
- Her favorite video on the internet is the one with Madeline Kahn playing the Metropolitan Opera Quiz on PBS.
- She is never not thinking about the time Eve Babitz called in to C-SPAN to talk about Joan Didion’s Spode China.
- Her go-to “fun fact” about herself in social settings where one is required is always “My first celebrity crush was Dick Van Dyke” and no one is ever surprised : (
- One time Robert Plant told her “There are a lot of weirdo journalists out there but you’re not one of them” and he could have just been saying that to be polite but let’s all just believe that he sincerely meant it.
- She is much shorter in person.
If you have any book-related questions, she is represented by Nicki Richesin at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner.