David Hirshey is an American book editor and a contributing editor at 'Esquire'. The senior vice president and executive editor of 'HarperCollins' from 1998-2016, he was previously an editor for the 'New Yorker'. Among others, he has worked with authors including Richard Ben Cramer, Frederick Exley, Richard Ford, Norman Mailer and David Halberstam. Hirshey wrote the weekly soccer column "Kicking and Screaming" for ESPN.com from 2010-2017. In 2018, he became Writer-at-Large for the soccer magazine 'Eight by Eight'.