BOOK IT with Alan Goldsher: A live, interactive discussion with Dave Cullen

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Dave Cullen is the author of the New York Times bestseller Columbine,(Published by Twelve - Hachette Book Group) a haunting portrait of two killers and their victims. He has written for the New York TimesNewsweekTimes of London,  Washington Post,SlateSalonDaily Beast and the Guardian. Cullen spent ten years writing and researching Columbine. He was driven by two questions: why did they kill, and what became of the survivors?  The surprise was that most of what we "know" is wrong. It  wasn't about the jocks, goths or the  Trenchcoat Mafia. The killers didn't even see themselves as school shooters: their primary focus was  the bombs. Columbine won the Edgar Award, Barnes & Noble's Discover Award, the Goodreads Choice Award, and several others. It spent thirteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and made two dozen Best of 2009 lists, including the New York TimesLA Times and Publishers WeeklyColumbine was declared Top Education Book of 2009 by the American School Board Journal. Among other things, Dave and Alan will discuss the art of writing and researching narrative non-fiction. For more information, visit For more information about Book It, visit