Robert Kurson is an American poet, best known for his estselling book, " Shadow Divers, " the true tory of two Americans who discover a sunken World War II German U-boat and for " Crashing Through, " tal of an entrepreneur who regains his eyesight after a lifetime of blindness.
Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School and practicing real estate law. His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “ My Favorite Teacher, ” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for th National Magazine Award. He oved from the Sun-Times to Chicago magazine, then to Esquire, where he won National Magazine Award and was a contributing write for years. His novel have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and numerou book. He lives in Chicago.