Adam is fascinated by stories about the lost, the forgotten, and the unknown. He grew up in Sleepy Hollow, NY, went to Wesleyan University, and then moved to London where he received an MA from the Royal College of Art. He went to work for the BBC and stayed for ten years. Back in New York he specialized in interviewing artists, writers and actors for the BBC and became a contributing writer for The Design Observer. He wrote a story about a suitcase full of photographs of Hiroshima that was found on a street corner. An exhibition at the International Center of Photography was the result. He taught in the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University and he currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts. In 2012 he was a Poynter Fellow at Yale University. He has a daughter, Alice, who keeps him busier than all of the above.   



How to use historical archives to write creative non-fiction narratives. 

An interdisciplinary class analyzing groundbreaking interviews with artists, filmmakers and politicians. Students also conduct in-depth interviews for written profiles and documentary films.  


You can find Adam most days in the Writer's Room.