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Anthony DeCurtis, Ph.D.

Contributing Editor — Rolling Stone

Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, where his work has been featured for 35 years, and is a distinguished lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania's creative writing program.

DeCurtis is the author of several works, such as Rocking My Life Away: Writing About Music and Other Matters and In Other Words: Artists Talk About Life and Work. He is the editor of Present Tense: Rock & Roll and Culture and Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer, and is the co-editor of The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll and The Rolling Stone Album Guide.

DeCurtis additionally co-wrote The New York Times' bestseller The Soundtrack of My Life, Clive Davis' autobiography. His liner notes for the Eric Clapton box set "Crossroads" won a Grammy Award for Best Album Notes, and he has three times received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music.

He is currently writing a biography of Lou Reed for Little, Brown and Co.

DeCurtis earned a PhD in American literature from the IU College of Arts and Sciences in 1981. He lives in New York City.

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