Dave Cullen, author of Columbine

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Preview my next book: Soldiers First

The tumultuous story of two closeted gay soldiers, whose quest for love and freedom paralleled the torment of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

A love story and a soldier's story — at war.

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Recent Writing

Vanity Fair
To Be a Gay Cadet at West Point These Days


Vanity Fair
Go Set a Watchman's Gorgeous Opening is Better Than We Could Have Expected


The New Republic
Dispatches from Guantanamo Bay



On Recent Shootings

My TV/radio commentary

"Disappear" the killers
(Stop naming them)

What Does a Killer Think?
(Guide to three classic types of mass murderer.)

New York Times
Don't Jump to Conclusions

LA Times
Essential reading after Newtown: Columbine by Dave Cullen







Columbine, the book

Edgar Award
Barnes & Noble Discover Award
Goodreads Choice Award
Top Education Book of 2009
The Truth About the Fact Award

LA Times Book Prize
American Library Association Alex Award
Audie Award
Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award
Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Award

New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Publishers Weekly
American Library Association
Entertainment Weekly
Chicago Tribune
American School Board Journal
Miami Herald
Bookmarks Magazine (UK)
Mother Jones
Washington Post Express
National Post (Canada)
New Haven Register
Oakland East Bay Express
New West
New London's The Day
Asia Literary Review




"Tackles the hardest question of all: why?

Come away from Cullen's unflinching account with a deeper understanding of what drove these boys to kill."

Publishers Weekly — starred review


Columbine Online--The online companion to COLUMBINE, and a powerful research tool            Using Columbine in schools: including Instructor Guide   


Buy Columbine   —   Autographed