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David Hirshey is a book editor and sportswriter. He has been an editor at “The New Yorker” and “Esquire” where from 1985 to 1997, he was in charge of the magazine’s Dubious Achievement Awards. He is currently Senior Vice President and Executive Editor at HarperCollins publishers in New York City.
Hirshey also appeared in “Once in a Lifetime”, the 2006 documentary about the New York Cosmos soccer team, whom he covered as a beat writer for the “New York Daily News”. He has written extensively about soccer in various publications including “ESPN the Magazine” and the “New York Times”, and writes a weekly column about soccer on “Deadspin”.