Julie Burstein is a Peabody Award-winning radio producer, best-selling author, and public speaker who has spent her working life in conversation with highly creative people. She is the co-author of Spark: How Creativity Works, a book which examines the sources of artists’ inspiration and the processes that bring their work into being. She is also the creator of Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen for Public Radio International, public radio’s premiere program about creativity, entertainment, and the arts. She led the Studio 360 creative team at WNYC for many years. She has also created radio series for Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic, and her many stories about on design, music, dance, theater, and visual arts have been featured on Studio 360 and Marketplace. Burstein is the host of pursuitofspark.com, conversations about creative approaches to the challenges, possibilities, and pleasures of everyday life and work.