Carrie Courogen (hi, again) has been a New York-based writer, editor, and director 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 and the culture collection (Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, and Tatler). She is an associate editor at Bright Wall/Dark Room and writes a (sporadic) newsletter called bed crumbs. She has some screenplays, too, that you can read but only if you ask nicely. Oh, and she just wrote a biography of Elaine May for St. Martin’s Press that will be published in 2024. 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 Jane Fonda mistook her dead dog’s ashes for bath salts —and then continued to bathe in them after she realized!!!
- One time Robert Plant told her “There are a lot of weirdo journalists out there but you’re not one of them” and he was probably just saying that to be polite but let’s all believe that he meant it for real.
- She is shorter in person.
That’s the most you will ever know about her! But you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram for more fun facts if you so desire.
If you have any book-related questions, she is represented by Nicki Richesin at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner.