David Friend

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General Information

Name: David Friend

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1955 in Chicago, Illinois


Website: N/A

Email: dfriend@davidfriend.net


Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Amherst College. He attended Highland Park High School in Illinois and is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Friend is a publishing executive, correspondent, curator, writer, editor, and poet. He is Vanity Fair's editor of creative development and lives in New Rochelle, New York.

As a correspondent, he has covered conflicts in many parts of the world like Afghanistan and Lebanon. As an editor, Friend broke the “Deep Throat” story in 2005, revealing that Mark Felt was Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s secret Watergate source. As a writer, he has contributed frequently to Vanity Fair, American Photo, and The Digital Journalist Web site. His humorous articles and cartoons have appeared in The Washington Post, Discover, The Common Review and Salon.com. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker.

He has edited The Meaning of Life and More Reflections on the Meaning of Life. With Graydon Carter, Friend edited Vanity Fair's Hollywood, Oscar Night and Vanity Fair, The Portraits. As a curator, he has mounted exhibitions for the International Center of Photography, the United Nations and the Newseum as well as other venues. Friend created the Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for Magazine Photography under the auspices of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, coordinators of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Published Works

Baseball, Football, Daddy, and Me, Viking, 1990

Watching the World Change:The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Baseball, Football, Daddy and Me (Picture Puffins Series)

ISBN: 0140509143
Release Date: 1992-04-01

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Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11

ISBN: 0312426763
Release Date: 2007-08-21

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

David Friend on WorldCat

David Friend on Amazon

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