Julian Rubinstein

  • Photo of anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts in Denver
    Anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts in Denver, from forthcoming book, The Holly


Julian Rubinstein is an award-winning journalist, author and producer. His non-fiction book, Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, was called "an instant classic" by Canada's Globe and Mail, 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 collected in numerous anthologies, including Best American Essays, Best American Crime Writing, Best American Science and Nature Writing and twice in Best American Sports Writing. more →

Operation Easter

Operation Easter, The New Yorker

“Five Most Entertaining Stories of the Year” –Longform.org

Read Julian’s story about the world of illegal egg collectors from The New Yorker.

The Holly

The Holly

Coming Soon: An award-winning journalist’s dramatic account of a shooting that shook a community to its core, with important implications for the future.

Whiskey Robber Cabaret

The acclaimed radio cabaret recording starring Eric Bogosian, Demetri Martin, Jonathan Ames, Gary Shteyngart, Arthur Phillips, Darin Strauss, and Jonathan Spottiswoode.

Music by Julian Rubinstein, One Ring Zero.

Listen to Jonathan Ames as the radio reporter who discovers Attila's identity:


From John McEnroe to the Hells Angels to the UK's Egg Bandits, a collection of award-winning magazine journalism from the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and others.

The Journalist & The Shrink

A first person film about my father and me. Written, directed and produced by Julian Rubinstein, in progress.