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Director of The Writers' Institute and Chair of The Graduate Center's doctoral program in Comparative Literature

Faculty; Photo: © Sigrid Estrada>André Aciman is the author of Out of Egypt: A Memoir and the collection of essays False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory. He has also co–authored and edited The Proust Project and Letters of Transit, and most recently has written two novels, Call Me By your Name and Eight White Nights. His forthcoming essays Alibis will be published in October 2011. Born in Alexandria, he lived in Italy and France. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has taught at Princeton University and Bard College and is currently the chair of The Graduate Center's doctoral program in Comparative Literature. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship from The New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The New Republic.

Senior Editor and Vice President at Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

FacultyGeorge Andreou is a graduate of Harvard College and pursued graduate work in literature at Yale. He is Senior Editor and Vice President at Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., where he began as an editorial assistant. Among the authors he has published are V.S. Naipaul, James D. Watson, John Keegan, Adam Gopnik and Orhan Pamuk. He lives in New York City.

Former Books and Theater Editor of The New York Times

FacultyKatherine Bouton was editor of the Books and Theater sections of The New York Times. She was the deputy editor of The New York Times Magazine from 1998 to 2008. Her previous jobs at the New York Times include deputy editor of the Book Review, deputy science editor of the New York Times, and four years as a senior editor at the Magazine, from 1988 to 1992. She began her career at The New Yorker Magazine, where she worked as a fact checker, among other editorial jobs, eventually contributing both fiction and nonfiction to the magazine. She has also written for the Times Magazine and Book Review, among other places. She is a graduate of Vassar College.

Senior Editor, The New Yorker magazine

FacultyLeo Carey is a Senior Editor at The New Yorker magazine, where he has worked for fifteen years, starting out as an assistant. He was born in Oxford, England and studied English Literature at Oxford University. As an editor at The New Yorker, he has worked on a wide range of non-fiction: profiles, memoir, foreign news reporting, and writings on finance, architecture, books, music, and science. His own writings have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Times Literary Supplement.

Co-Founder and publisher, Europa Editions

FacultyKent Carroll began his career at Grove Press in 1970 where he became editorial director. Among the authors he published are Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, Gilbert Sorrentino and Marguerite Duras. He also acquired the novel A Confederacy of Dunces. Later he founded Carroll & Graf where he was the publisher and editorial director. Among the many fiction and non-fiction writers he edited and published there are Beryl Bainbridge, Anthony Burgess, Penelope Fitzgerald, and Alice Munro. He is currently the co-founder and publisher of Europa Editions where he has recently published Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Mr. Carroll’s articles have appeared in journals such as The Times Literary Supplement and The Los Angeles Times. Mr. Carroll is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a master degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison).

Staff Editor, Sunday Review, The New York Times

FacultyMarc D. Charney is a staff editor for the Sunday Review and daily Op-Ed pages of The New York Times, specializing in articles on foreign affairs. A graduate of Williams College, he was a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press in the Caribbean and Israel before joining The Times foreign desk as a copy editor in 1984. From 1988 to June 2011, he supervised foreign coverage for the Week in Review section as a staff editor, and contributed occasional articles, including essays for the section and obituaries.

Executive Editor at GQ

FacultyChristopher Cox is the Executive Editor at GQ. Before that, he  wasthe deputy editor of Harper’s Magazine, where he worked on the magazine’s features and fiction, and was also an editor at The Paris Review. Stories and reported pieces he edited have won the National Magazine Award and the PEN Literary Award for Journalism and have been included in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, and the O. Henry Prize collection. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and studied history and literature at Harvard College and history at the University of Cambridge.

Editor, Freeman's

FacultyJohn Freeman is the author of two books, The Tyranny of E-mail and How to Read a Novelist, and editor of the forthcoming anthology, Tales of Two Cities: The Best of Times and Worst of Times in Today's New York. The former editor of Granta and one-time President of the National Book Critics Circle, he has taught at Columbia University, The New School, and NYU. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker and the Paris Review. He is currently beginning a series of literary anthologies of all new writing called Freeman's, the first of which will launch in 2015.

Publisher/President, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

FacultyJonathan Galassi was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1949. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard College, and Cambridge University, where he earned an M.A. in 1973. Mr. Galassi became an editor in the trade division of Houghton Mifflin Company in 1973. He was a senior editor at Random House from 1981 to 1986, when he joined Farrar, Straus and Giroux as vice-president and executive editor. He was named president of the firm in 2002. Mr. Galassi has published two books of poems and has translated several volumes of the work of the Italian poet Eugenio Montale. He is completing a translation of the poetry of Giacomo Leopardi. He serves as honorary chairman of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the board of overseers of the California Institute of the Arts.

Executive Travel Editor, Town and Country

FacultyKlara Glowczewska is Execitove Travel Editor at Town and Country. Before that, she was Editor in Chief of Condé Nast Traveler, a position she had held since 2005. She started at the magazine at its 1987 inception as a Senior Editor, was subsequently Features Editor, and from 1992 to 2005 she served as the magazine’s Executive Editor. She had previously held a number of highly regarded positions in book publishing and journalism, including at Random House and at The New York Review of Books, and spent a year as Senior Editor at Vanity Fair. She has also edited for The New Yorker. As Editor in Chief, Mrs. Glowczewska has launched the annual World Savers Awards and World Savers Congress. Condé Nast Traveler has been nominated for 24 National Magazine Awards, and has won six awards in diverse categories, including Special Interest, Design, Photography, and General Excellence. Several articles Ms. Glowczewska has edited over the years were nominated for National Magazine Awards, including two for best Essays & Criticism—the first time a travel magazine had ever been nominated in that category. Mrs. Glowczewska was born in Warsaw, Poland, and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Cairo, Egypt, and New Canaan, Connecticut. She is fluent in French and Polish. She has translated three books by the internationally acclaimed Polish writer Ryszard Kapuscinski, including Travels with Herodotus, published in 2007 by Alfred A. Knopf. Mrs. Glowczewska received her B.A. magna cum laude from Yale, where she majored in English. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Executive Editor, Time Magazine

Radhika JonessmallRadhika Jones is Executive Editor at Time Magazine and, where she also writes about books. She has worked as an editor at The Paris Review, Artforum and The Moscow Times, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum and Bomb magazine. She holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and has written introductions to Great Expectations, David Copperfield and A Room with a View.

Culture Editor, The New York Times

FacultyJonathan I. Landman became deputy managing editor, responsible for digital journalism for The New York Times in August 2005. Mr. Landman returned to assistant managing editor and member of The Times masthead in May of 2005. He had been acting culture editor from 2004 to 2005. Previously, he was the assistant managing editor for enterprise from 2003 to 2004. He had been metropolitan editor of The Times since 1999 and editor of The Times's Week in Review since 1994. Previously, he served as deputy editor of the Washington bureau since 1992; assistant editor in Washington from 1991; assistant metropolitan editor from 1990 and assistant national editor from 1989. He joined The Times as a copy editor in 1987.

For six months, in 1995, he was acting Sunday business editor, supervising the creation of the new Money & Business section and for six months, in 1996, he was acting deputy metro editor. Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Landman was deputy city editor at The Daily News from 1985 until 1987. He was a reporter at Newsday, where he covered Suffolk County, in 1984 and 1985. He was a reporter covering education, City Hall and investigative news stories at The Chicago Sun-Times from 1979 until 1984. He was also assistant city editor there. He worked at The Ford Foundation in 1978 and 1979 as assistant to Fred W. Friendly, who was the program advisor of communications. He was assistant editor at Scholastic Magazines from 1975 until 1977. Born in New York City on November 14, 1952, Mr. Landman received a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in American history from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., in 1974 and an M.S. degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1978. He is a member of the Amherst College Board of Trustees. Mr. Landman is married and has two children.

Editorial Consultant, Barnes & Noble

FacultyDaniel Menaker was born in New York City in 1941. He attended Swarthmore College, graduating in 1963 with High Honors, and received a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the Johns Hopkins University in 1965. After teaching for three years in independent schools, he began his twenty-six-year career at The New Yorker as a fact checker in l969, rising through the ranks to become a senior editor specializing in fiction. There he was the first editor to publish such newcomers as Michael Cunningham, Michael Chabon, and Jennifer Egan, and he also worked with well-recognized authors such as Alice Munro, Elmore Leonard, Salman Rushdie, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Pauline Kael. In l995 he came to Random House as Vice President, Senior Literary Editor. The first novel he edited was the publishing phenomenon Primary Colors by Anonymous. In 2001 he became Executive Editor at Harper Collins, returning to Random House in 2003 as Editor-in-Chief of the Random House editorial imprints. As Executive Editor-in-Chief, he worked with such authors as Billy Collins, Elizabeth Strout, Gary Shteyngart, Colum McCann, Arthur Philips, Carol Muske-Dukes, Benjamin Kunkel, Deborah Garrison, Reza Aslan, Tom Reiss, Sister Helen Prejean. He is the author of two books of short stories and a novel, The Treatment, which was published by Knopf. He contributes occasional humor pieces and music reviews to such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Slate.

Books Editor of The Wall Street Journal

FacultyRobert Messenger is the Books Editor ofThe Wall Street Journal. He was formerly a senior editor of The Weekly Standard and deputy managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly. In 2002, he helped to foundThe New York Sun newspaper, where he created and edited its Arts&Letters section and its sports pages. He has also worked at The New Criterion and various academic publishers. He writes regularly about books and culture.

Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal

FacultyMichael W. Miller is the Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, and is based in New York. Mr. Miller first worked for the Journal as a summer intern in the New York bureau in 1983 and the following year joined the paper's San Francisco bureau as a reporter covering technology. He returned to the New York bureau in August 1986 and continued to cover the technology industry. He became a senior special writer in September 1993 and covered health care and mental health. In December 1994, he was named a news editor for the media and marketing group, and in July 1997, he was named Marketplace editor. He became Page One editor in April 2000 and was appointed to his current position in July 2007.

Born in New York City, Mr. Miller graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in English. While at Harvard, he was the managing editor of the Harvard Crimson. Mr. Miller lives in Manhattan with his wife, Sarah Paul, a physician, and their daughter and son.

Former Fiction Editor, The Paris Review

Faculty; Photo: © Mark Schafer[/caption] Nathaniel Rich is the author of The Mayor’s Tongue. His essays have appeared in The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and Slate, among other publications, and his book San Francisco Noir: The City in Film Noir from 1940 to the Present was named a “Best Book of 2005” by the San Francisco Chronicle. He was a senior editor at The Paris Review. He can be reached on the web at

Editor in Chief, One Story

ryanPatrick Ryan is the author of the short story collection The Dream Life of Astronauts (Dial/Random House 2016) and Send Me, as well as three novels for young adult readers. His writing has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Tin House, Crazyhorse, Tales of Two Cities, The Yale Review, The Iowa Review, Catapult and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and was chosen for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program. From 2009 to 2013, he was the associate editor of Granta. He is the Editor-in-Chief of One Story.

Staff Editor, The New York Times Book Review

FacultyJennifer Schuessler is staff editor at The New York Times Book Review. Before joining The Times in 2003, she was an editor at The New York Review of Books and The Boston Globe's Sunday Ideas section. A graduate of Harvard University, she has contributed articles on books and culture to a number of publications, including The Times Book Review, The New York Review, The American Scholar, and The Washington Post. .

Senior Editor, The New York Times Book Review

David Shipley Parul Sehgal is a senior editor and columnist at The New York Times Book Review. She has been a featured speaker at TED and was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation from the National Book Critics Circle. Her work has appeared in Slate, Bookforum, The New Yorker, Tin House, and The Literary Review, among other publications.

Executive Editor for Opinion, Bloomberg News

David Shipley David Shipley became executive editor for Opinion at Bloomberg News in January, 2011. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Shipley was deputy editorial page editor and Op-Ed page editor at The New York Times. Previously at the Times, Mr. Shipley had worked as national enterprise editor, senior editor of The New York Times Magazine and deputy editor of the magazine's Millennium project. Mr. Shipley served in the Clinton Administration from 1995 until 1997 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Presidential Speechwriter. He had been the executive editor of The New Republic Magazine from 1993 until 1995. Mr. Shipley received a B.A. in English from Williams College and was the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. He is the co-author of “Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home.” He was born in Portland, Oregon in 1963 and has two children.

Former Editor of The New York Times Book Review

FacultySam Tanenhaus is currently the U.S. Writer-at-Large for the British montly Prospect. He was named editor, Book Review of The New York Times in March 2004. Mr. Tanenhaus had previously worked for The Times from 1997 until 1999 as the assistant editor to the Op-Ed pages. He has also written for the Book Review and the Op-Ed page, as well as Arts & Ideas, the Week in Review and The Times Magazine. While at The Times, he was a contributing editor for Vanity Fair from May 1999 until March 2004, where he wrote feature articles on politics and culture. Other journals Mr. Tanenhaus has written articles for include The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, National Review, The New Criterion, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, Fortune, The American Scholar, Partisan Review, Commentary, Correspondence, and Slate. Mr. Tanenhaus has also published “Whittaker Chambers: A Biography” (Random House, 1997; Modern Library paperback, 1998), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography in 1997, and was a finalist for both the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1997 and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1998. He is currently writing a biography of William Buckley Jr. Mr. Tanenhaus has lectured and made appearances at the White House, various schools of journalism, including Columbia University, Harvard and Yale, institutions such as the Smithsonian, and various television and radio programs.

Institutions from which Mr. Tanenhaus has received grants and awards include the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John M. Olin Foundation and the Bradley Foundation. He has also been an affiliated writer at the New York University School of Journalism from September 2002 until June 2003, a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a juror on the Pulitzer Prize Committee on Biography in 2000, and has been a member of the Society of American Historians since 1999. Born on October 31, 1955, Mr. Tanenhaus received a B.A. in English from Grinnell College in 1977 and a M.A. in English Literature from Yale University in 1978. Mr. Tanenhaus is married and has one child. He lives in Tarrytown, N.Y.

Co-Founder and Editor in Chief, One Story

FacultyHannah Tinti's short story collection, Animal Crackers, has sold in sixteen countries and was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her best-selling novel, The Good Thief, is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and winner of the the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. In 2002 she co-founded the award-winning magazineOne Story and for the past 12 years has been its Editor in Chief. In 2009 she received the PEN/Nora Magid award for excellence in editing and in 2014 One Story won the AWP Prize for Best Small Press. With Dani Shapiro and Michael Maren, Hannah co-founded Wishing Stone Workshops and the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy. Besides private workshops, she has taught writing at New York University’s MFA program, Columbia University’s MFA  program and at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Former Features Director, O, the Oprah Magazine

FacultyPatricia Towers has been the features director at O, the Oprah Magazine since 2002, and a member of The Corporation of Yaddo since 1995. Mrs. Towers began her editorial career at Time magazine, was a founding editor of Vanity Fair and of the weekly magazine Seven Days, which won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. She has held a number of highly regarded positions in book publishing and journalism, including Harcourt, Brace and Mirabella and Elle magazines. She also served as an editor at The New York Times Book Review. Throughout her career, she has championed writers, working with leading authors and nurturing newcomers. Mrs. Towers is a graduate of New York University.

Fiction Editor, The New Yorker

FacultyDeborah Treisman became Fiction Editor in January, 2003. Ms. Treisman joined The New Yorker as Deputy Fiction Editor in December, 1997. Previously, she was the managing editor of Grand Street, and has been a member of the editorial staffs of The New York Review of Books, Harper’s, and The Threepenny Review. Her translations have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Harper’s, and Grand Street. Ms. Treisman was born in Oxford, England, and attended the University of California at Berkeley. She lives with her husband and two daughters in New York City.

Senior Editor at W.W. Norton & Company

FacultyMatt Weiland is a Senior Editor at W.W. Norton & Company, the independent and employee-owned general interest publisher. Previously, he has worked as an editor at Ecco, Granta Books, and The New Press, as well as at three literary magazines—The Paris Review, Granta, and The Baffler. He also managed a documentary radio unit at NPR. Weiland is the co-editor of three bestselling anthologies: State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, with Sean Wilsey (Ecco, 2008); The Thinking Fan’s Guide to the World Cup, also with Sean Wilsey (HarperPerennial, 2006); and Commodify Your Dissent: The Business of Culture in the New Gilded Age, with Thomas Frank (Norton, 1997). He has written reviews and essays for the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, Slate, New York Magazine, the New York Observer, The New Republic, and The Nation. He also wrote the introduction to the reissue of George R. Stewart’s classic account of place-names in the United States, Names on the Land (NYRB Classics, 2008). Originally from Minneapolis and a graduate of Columbia University, Weiland lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

Executive Editor, The New Yorker

FacultyDorothy Wickenden has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996. She joined the magazine as managing editor in 1995. She is also the moderator of The New Yorker's weekly podcast, “The Political Scene.” Wickenden was national affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995. Before that, she spent fifteen years at The New Republic, as managing editor and later as executive editor. She edited “The New Republic Reader: 80 Years of Opinion and Debate” (Basic Books, 1994), Wickenden has written for The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Washington Post, and The Wilson Quarterly. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 1988-1989. Wickenden is the author of the best-selling book, “Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West” (Scribner, 2011).