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Robert Gottlieb (born April 29, 1931 in New York City, New York) is an American writer and renowned editor in the book publishing business. is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ...


Gottlieb is a graduate of Columbia University. He is perhaps best known for discovering and editing Catch-22 by the then unknown Joseph Heller. Gottlieb has been Editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf but left in 1987 and succeeded William Shawn as editor of The New Yorker until 1992 when he was replaced by Tina Brown. Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... Catch 22 can refer to: A book by Joseph Heller, or the movie based on the book; see Catch-22. ... Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 – December 12, 1999) was an American satirical novelist and playwright. ... Jean-François Millet Le Semeur (The Sower) Simon & Schuster logo, circa 1961. ... Colophon of the publisher Alfred A. Knopf. ... William Shawn (August 31, 1907-December 8, 1992) was an American magazine editor who edited The New Yorker from 1952 until 1987. ... For other uses, see New Yorker. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Tina Brown (born Christina Hambley Brown on November 21, 1953, in Maidenhead, England) is a British-born American magazine editor, columnist, and talk-show host. ...


He's also been the subject of controversy involving rejecting the work of John Kennedy Toole (Pulitzer Prize winner of 'A Confederacy of Dunces"). Toole went into despair and later committed suicide in 1969. John Kennedy Toole (December 17, 1937 – March 26, 1969) was an American novelist, from New Orleans, Louisiana, best known for his novel A Confederacy of Dunces. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... A Confederacy of Dunces is a novel written by John Kennedy Toole, published in 1980, 11 years after the authors suicide. ...


For many years Gottlieb was associated with New York City Ballet, serving as a member of its board of directors. In this vein, he published several books by people from the dance world including Mikhail Baryshnikov and Margot Fonteyn. He also works as a dance critic for the New York Observer. Logo of the New York City Ballet The New York City Ballet is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein originally known as the American Ballet. ... For the Russian athlete, see Aleksandr Baryshnikov. ... Margot Fonteyn in 1948. ... The New York Observer is a weekly newspaper first published in New York City on September 22, 1987 by Arthur L. Carter, a very successful former investment banker with publishing interests. ...

Preceded by
William Shawn
Editor of The New Yorker
1987–1992
Succeeded by
Tina Brown
William Shawn (August 31, 1907-December 8, 1992) was an American magazine editor who edited The New Yorker from 1952 until 1987. ... For other uses, see New Yorker. ... Tina Brown (born Christina Hambley Brown on November 21, 1953, in Maidenhead, England) is a British-born American magazine editor, columnist, and talk-show host. ...

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Robert Gottlieb at AllExperts (186 words)
Robert Gottlieb (born April 29, 1931 in New York City, New York) is an American writer and renowned editor in the book publishing business.
Gottlieb is perhaps best known for discovering and editing Catch-22 by the then unknown Joseph Heller.
Gottlieb has been Editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf and in 1987 he succeeded William Shawn as editor of The New Yorker until 1992 when he was replaced by Tina Brown.
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