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Steven Kurutz is a features reporter for the New York Times whose work has been anthologized in The New York Times Book of New York, More New York Stories and elsewhere. Before joining the paper, he held staff writer positions at The Wall Street Journal and Details.

In addition, he writes essays and fiction, and his work has appeared in The Southern Review, Lit Hub, Beloit Fiction Journal and Creative Nonfiction's True Story, which selected his essay, "Fruitland," for its debut issue.

He is the author of "Like a Rolling Stone: The Strange Life of a Tribute Band" (Random House, 2008).

He lives with his wife in New York City.