Russell Shorto

Russell Shorto

Moderator

Russell Shorto is the author, most recently, of Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob, and of six earlier books, including Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City and the national bestseller The Island at the Center of the World, about the Dutch founding of New York. He is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. In 2009 he was awarded a knighthood from the Dutch government for his work in increasing historical understanding between the Netherlands and the U.S. He lives in Cumberland, Maryland.