“Columbine” is the consensus definitive account of the horror that inspired two decades of killers. ”Parkland” takes a fresh approach, focusing on the response, and refusing to name the killer. It is a story of hope: the genesis of the extraordinary March for Our Lives (MFOL) movement. Cullen was with the MFOL students from the beginning, with unparalleled access behind the scenes.
“Columbine” made two dozen Best of 2009 lists and won several major awards, including the Edgar and Goodreads Choice Awards. It has been translated into eight languages, appears on several all-time True Crime Top 10 lists and Slate named it one of the 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the quarter century.
“Parkland” has made ten major year-end Best Lists, been nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award (Best Nonfiction of 2019) and longlisted for the American Library Association's Andrew Carnegie Medal For Excellence.
Dave has written for New York Times, London Times, Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed, Politico, Guardian, Washington Post, New Republic, Newsweek, Daily Beast, Slate, Salon, The Millions, Lapham's Quarterly, etc., and has appeared on most of the major networks in the US, and across Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.
Dave is a former gay army infantry grunt. He lives in Brooklyn and is uncle to 11 cool humans and one adorable corgi, Bobby Sneakers.