What I do

Julian Rubinstein is a visiting professor of the practice in documentary journalism.

Professional Biography

Julian Rubinstein is an award-winning journalist, author and producer. His new non-fiction book, The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood, will be published by FSG in May 2021. It has received starred pre-publication reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, which called it “a shattering piece of investigative journalism about street gangs, race relations and law enforcement.” An accompanying independent documentary film is in production.

His first non-fiction book, Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, was called “an instant classic” by Canada’s Globe and Mail. The book was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime Book and was a New York Times “Editors’ Choice.” His longform magazine work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure and others. His journalism has been cited and collected in in numerous anthologies, including Best American Essays, Best American Crime Writing, Best American Science and Nature Writing and twice in Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Denver.