Amanda Petrusich is an American music journalist and the author of three books: Pink Moon (2007), It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music (2008), and Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records (2014). In 2016, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
|Alma mater||College of William & Mary, Columbia University|
|Notable work||Pink Moon (2007); It Still Moves (2009); Do Not Sell At Any Price (2014)|
|Awards||Guggenheim Fellowship (2016)|
Petrusich grew up as the child of two public school teachers. She attended the College of William & Mary, where she was co-editor-in-chief of the William and Mary Review and a reviewer for The Flat Hat, the college's campus newspaper. She graduated with a B.A. in English and film studies in 2000, then earned a master's in nonfiction writing from Columbia University in 2003.
Petrusich has written for The New York Times, Pitchfork Media and Paste. Petrusich has been a staff writer at Pitchfork since 2003. She is the author of Pink Moon, a book on Nick Drake's album of the same name for the 33 1/3 music series, and a 2008 book called It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music, which Joe Boyd described in The Guardian as "a terrific piece of travel writing...a tour through the roots of American rural music." Petrusich also wrote a book on record collecting called Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records.
Naming her to its 2016 list of "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture," Brooklyn Magazine described Petrusich as "a towering force of grace and encouragement in New York music and criticism circles. Between mentoring emerging voices and writing with discernment about music’s most important figures, Petrusich is helping shape Brooklyn culture from the ground up."