ANDREW KEEN is the author of the international hit Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is killing our culture. Acclaimed by The New York Times’ Michiko Kakutani as having been written “with acuity and passion” and by A.N. Wilson in the Daily Mail as “staggering”, Cult of the Amateur has been published into twelve languages and was short-listed for the 2008 Higham’s Business Technology Book of the Year award.
Andrew has appeared on the Colbert Report, McNeil-Lehrer Newsnight show, The Today Show, Fox News, CNN International, NPR’s Weekend Edition, BBC Newsnight and many other television and radio shows around the world. He writes a syndicated column for the London Independent, as well as for the leading Dutch paper Volkskrant and the Belgium daily De Standaard.
He has written for many other publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Guardian, Forbes, The Weekly Standard, Prospect, Fast Company and Entertainment Weekly.
As a pioneering Silicon Valley entrepreneur, founding Audiocafe.com in 1995 and built it into a well-known first generation Internet music company. He produced the new media show “MB5 2000” and remains active as an advisor and investor in promising start-up companies. Andrew was educated at London University where he got a First Class Degree in Modern History, at the University of Sarajevo and at the University of California at Berkeley.