Sven Birkerts

American, 1951 -

Sven Birkerts has published eight books of essays, the best-known of which concern the fate of traditional media in an “electronic culture.” He has taught writing at Emerson, Amherst, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and at Harvard University. Currently, he directs the Bennington College Writing Seminars and edits the literary journal AGNI. He and his wife live in Arlington, Massachusetts.