Dave Cullen is a journalist and author. His book Columbine is considered the definitive book on the 1999 massacre, was a New York Times bestseller, won several awards and made him a household expert on school shootings. He writes for New York Times, The Times, Guardian and Vanity Fair among others, and makes regular appearances on TV and Radio.
In both Columbine and this up-to-the minute portrait of the Parkland tragedy, Cullen has produced masterpieces that are simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful about a saner future. - Kirkus Cullen, the author of the groundbreaking Columbine, brings his eloquence, expertise, combination of deep research and concision, and unbiased perspective to yet another mass school shooting, revealing its deepest layers and resonance . . . This moving, defining, and important account of an essential and vital youth movement dedicated to change and saving lives belongs in every public and school library. - Booklist Columbine is an excellent work of media criticism, showing how legends become truths through continual citation; a sensitive guide to the patterns of public grief . . . a fine example of old fashioned journalism . . . with agility and grace. - The New York Times Book Review on Columbine A reminder of what journalism at its best is all about - LA Times on Columbine Illuminating. With unrivaled access to the student survivors cum activists, the journalist brings new perspective to the massacre, one year later . . . As Cullen illustrates how the teenagers braved intractable politicians, death threats, and their own traumas to pursue their mission, Parkland can be an inspiring read. His behind-the-scenes interviews and interactions with the group's leaders provide a lot of insight. - The Atlantic With Parkland, Cullen aims for a straightforward inspirational story of a group of kids 'healing each other as they fought.' . . .Thanks to Cullen, the rules of covering shootings have shifted. . . May every journalist follow his example. - New York Times Book Review