New York Times editor to speak at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 13 October 2010

TROY—An editor for the New York Times will speak at Troy University as part of the “We Read” initiative.

His lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Claudia Crosby Theater. A reception precedes the lecture, said Eleanor Lee, Dean of first-year studies who is coordinating the lecture.

Sam Tanenhaus, currently the Book Review editor, has served as editor of the Week in Review for the Times and as assistant editor of the Opinion and Editorial pages of the newspaper.

In addition, Tanenhaus periodically contributes to columns for the Book Review, Opinion & Editorial, Week in Review, and Arts & Ideas pages. Throughout his career, Tanenhaus has written articles for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, 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. In 1997, Tanenhaus won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his work, Whittaker Chambers: A Biography. Tanenhaus was also honored as a finalist for both the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1997 and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1998.

As part of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan, “Creating a Culture of Reading” focuses on strengthening student literacy and learning by setting high expectations for reading and by supporting new initiatives that will enable students to become better readers. The New York Times is distributed free to students on the Troy Campus as a part of that initiative.