David Bukszpan is a writer and literary/arts publicist living in Brooklyn.


His new book, Crosswordese: The Weird and Wonderful Language of Crosswords comes out in fall, 2023. The New York Times published his first crossword in January, 2022. Read about the puzzle here.


Will Shortz de s      c    ribe d David's previous book, Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, The Weird and Wonderful Language of Scrabble, as "a fresh, amusing, 21st-century guide to everything Scrabble." Find more at isthataword.info.


David created the liteary jersey t-shirt company Novel-T with the photogragher Michael Kravetsky (much more about it here). More recently, he teamed up with the author Cédric Duroux. to launch the the international arts and ideas "blind date" video project, Hyphenings.


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The New Yorker, reporting on his publicity work for his literary and arts publicity outfit, BuxusPR, called David an "echt Brooklynite." Follow him via @words_wtf, where he's been called worse.

David Bukszpan (credit: Jordan Hollender)