Russell Shorto


Russell Shorto


Anne Edelstein
The Anne Edelstein Literary Agency


For Revolution Song:

Rachel Salzman, Director of Publicity
W.W. Norton


For Amsterdam and The Island at the Center of the World:

Kate Runde | Director of Publicity
Vintage Books & Anchor Books | The Knopf Doubleday Group | 212-572-4987


About the Author

  I was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I have three children (Anna, Eva and Anthony) and three step-children (Reinier, Hector and Benjamin).  I write books of narrative history; I believe history is most meaningful to us when it manifests itself through individuals in conflict. My books have been published in fourteen languages and have won numerous awards.  I am senior scholar at the New Netherland Institute and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. My interests include the past, the present and the future, not necessarily in that order.  

photo by Keke Keukelaar