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August 20, 2001 | LINTON WEEKS, WASHINGTON POST
Robert A. Gottlieb, editor at large at Alfred A. Knopf publishing company, has the golden touch. When Bill Clinton handpicked Gottlieb, 70, recently to edit his memoirs, the former president selected someone who possesses both a world-class literary reputation and a keen knack for raking in big bucks. A master of personal quirkiness, Gottlieb "dresses like the biggest shlumpf in the world," said someone who knows him. Others say he edits while sitting cross-legged on the floor.
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August 20, 2001 | LINTON WEEKS, WASHINGTON POST
Robert A. Gottlieb, editor at large at Alfred A. Knopf publishing company, has the golden touch. When Bill Clinton handpicked Gottlieb, 70, recently to edit his memoirs, the former president selected someone who possesses both a world-class literary reputation and a keen knack for raking in big bucks. A master of personal quirkiness, Gottlieb "dresses like the biggest shlumpf in the world," said someone who knows him. Others say he edits while sitting cross-legged on the floor.
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January 15, 1987 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, Times Staff Writer
In a strongly worded letter expressing "sadness and outrage over the manner in which a new editor has been imposed upon us," about 170 writers, editors and artists at the New Yorker magazine have written to newly appointed editor Robert A. Gottlieb urging him to withdraw his acceptance of the position. Among the four-page list of signers of the letter, sent by messenger to Gottlieb's home here late Tuesday evening, were writers J.D.
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January 18, 1987 | ELIZABETH MEHREN
The Times' Book Critic Richard Eder has been named winner of National Book Critics Circle's 1986 citation for excellence in book reviewing. The citation is made annually as part of the NBCC's book prize program. The books to be awarded an NBCC prize on Jan. 29 are: In fiction, Reynolds Price's "Kate Vaiden" (Atheneum). In poetry, Edward Hirsch's "Wild Gratitude" (Knopf)). In "general nonfiction," John Dower's "War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War" (Pantheon).
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February 8, 1987 | ELIZABETH MEHREN
Maybe Sid Fleischman should take more showers. "There's a call from Chicago," his wife, Betty, told him while he was sudsing away the week before last. "I don't know anybody in Chicago," he called back. After he had dried off, the Santa Monica writer called back and learned the telephonic missive had not been a plea to speak at some conference or convention. ("Children's writers are called on a great deal for speeches," Fleischman explained.) Instead, it was the American Library Assn.
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