Joseph Lelyveld

Joseph Lelyveld

Joseph Lelyveld (born April 5, 1937) was executive editor of the "New York Times" from 1994 to 2001, is a Pulitzer Prize-wining journalist and author, and a frequent contributor to the "New York Review of Books".

In all, Lelyveld worked at the "Times" for nearly 40 years, starting out in 1960 as a copy editor and becoming a foreign correspondent within three years.

While he was a reporter for the New York Times, he received the 1971 George Polk Award for Education Reporting and the 1983 award for Foreign Reporting.

Among Lelyveld's books is "", based on his reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s and 1980s. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1986 for "Move Your Shadow."cite web | title = Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Non-Fiction | work = | publisher | date = | url = | format =web | doi = | accessdate = 2008-03-08 ] He was also foreign editor of the Times.

He was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) by the CUNY Graduate Center at the 2007 commencement, where he gave the keynote speech. Fact|date=March 2008

His father was the Reform Judaism leader, Arthur Lelyveld.


External Links

* [ Lelyveld audio interview reporting from the 2008 Republican National Convention] for "The New York Review of Books"
* [ Lelyveld author page and archive] from "The New York Review of Books"


* "" New York: Crown, 1985. ISBN 0812912373 ISBN 978-0812912371
* "Omaha Blues: A Memory Loop." New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. ISBN 0374225907 ISBN 978-0374225902

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