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Dave Cullen


Dave Cullen

Dave Cullen has been covering the blight of mass murders in America for two decades, first with COLUMBINE, now PARKLAND: Birth of a Movement. COLUMBINE was a New York Times bestseller and the consensus definitive account. PARKLAND is a story of hope: the genesis of the extraordinary March for Our Lives movement. Dave was with the students from the beginning, with unparalleled access behind the scenes.

COLUMBINE made two dozen Best of 2009 lists, including New York Times, and won several major awards, including the Edgar and Goodreads Choice Award for best nonfiction of the year. It now appears on several all-time True Crime Top 10 lists.

Dave has written for New York Times, London Times, Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed, Politico, New Republic, Newsweek, Guardian, Washington PostDaily Beast, Slate, Salon, The Millions, Lapham's Quarterly, etc. He has appeared on "PBS Newshour," "NBC Nightly News," "Today," "CBS Sunday Morning," "Nightline," "Morning Edition," "CBS This Morning," "New Day," "Anderson Cooper 360," "The Rachel Maddow Show," "All In with Chris Hayes," "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," "Talk of the Nation," "The Nineties," "Hannity," etc.

Dave is a former gay army infantry grunt. Parkland struck while he was in year 18 of a book about two gay soldiers. He will finish that soon. Dave wrote COLUMBINE in Colorado, then moved to NYC. He is uncle to 11 cool humans and 1 adorable corgi, Bobby Sneakers.

Dave Cullen

Books by Dave Cullen

by Dave Cullen - Current Affairs, Nonfiction, Social Sciences

Dave Cullen unfolds the story of Parkland through the voices of key participants whose diverse personalities and outlooks comprise every facet of their grassroots #neveragain movement. Instead of taking us into the minds of the killer, he takes us into the hearts of the Majory Stoneman Douglas students as they cope with the common concerns of high school students everywhere --- awaiting college acceptance letters, studying for mid-term exams, competing against their athletic rivals, putting together the yearbook, staging the musical "Spring Awakening," enjoying prom and graduation --- while moving forward from a horrific event that has altered them forever.