Robert Gottlieb Dies at 92

Jun 16, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Kirkus Reviews (by Michael Schaub).

Robert Gottlieb, the author and editor who worked on books by authors including Joseph Heller, Toni Morrison, and Robert A. Caro, has died at 92.

Gottlieb’s death was announced in a news release from Alfred A. Knopf, the publisher where he worked for years.

Gottlieb, a New York native, was educated at Columbia University and the University of Cambridge. He began his career in publishing in 1955 at Simon & Schuster, starting as an assistant and eventually becoming editor-in-chief.

He moved to Knopf in 1968 and stayed there for nearly two decades before becoming the editor of the New Yorker in 1987. After five years at the magazine, he returned to Knopf.

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