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Bobby Finger’s debut novel The Old Place was published 2022 by Penguin Random House. It was selected by Vanity Fair as one of the best books of the year in 2022. He has a new novel coming out from Penguin Random House in June 2024, called Four Squares. His bylines have appeared in outlets including New York, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair.
Bobby Finger graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 before moving to New York City, where he worked as a copywriter at an advertising agency before transitioning into becoming a full-time pop culture writer and podcaster. In 2016, he co-founded the podcast Who? Weekly, based on a newsletter and focused on B-list celebrities. Hugely popular, it may be best summed up by its tagline: “Everything you need to know about the celebrities you don’t.” The podcast quickly amassed a large group of fans known affectionately as ‘Wholigans’.