Andrew D. Blechman is an award-winning journalist who has been a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the Des Moines Register. His work has also appeared in Smithsonian magazine, The New York Times, and the International Herald Tribune, among others. His first book, Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s most Revered and Reviled Bird, was widely praised in the media and featured on CBS Sunday Morning.
Blechman is the Managing Editor of Orion Magazine in Massachusetts. He was elected Selectman of his hometown, Gt. Barrington, in May 2011. He divides his time between Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Germany, along with his wife and daughter.