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Richard Pollak

Richard Pollak, American writer, editor. Poynter fellow Yale University, 1977. Served with Army of the United States, 1957-1959. Member Authors Guild.

Background

  • Pollak, Richard was born on April 5, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert and Janet (Spitzer) Pollak.

  • Education

    • Student, Knox College, 1954. Bachelor in English, Amherst College, 1957.

    Career

    • Reporter Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram & Gazette, 1957. Political reporter Evening Sun, Baltimore, 1959-1964. Associate editor Newsweek, New York City, 1964-1967.

      Assistant editor Honolulu Star Bulletin, 1967-1968. Freelance writer New York City, 1968-1971. Co-founder, editor More magazine, 1971-1976.

      Literature editor The Nation, 1980-1981, executive editor, 1988-1989. Editor-at-large, 1989-1995. Contributing editor, since 1998.

      Teacher Yale University, spring 1977, New York University, fall 1977, 82-86. Consultant Ford Foundation, 1970-1972.

    Works

    • Author: Up Against Apartheid, 1981, The Episode, 1986, The Creation of Doctor B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim, 1997. Editor: Stop The Presses, I Want To Get Off!, 1975.

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1957-1959. Member Authors Guild.

    Connections

    • Married Merle Ann Winer, March 26, 1961 (divorced 1979). 1 daughter, Amanda.; married Diane Walsh, March 6, 1982.
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    • 1954
      Knox College
    • 1957
      Amherst College
    • 1957
      Reporter Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram & Gazette
    • 1959 - 1964
      political reporter Evening Sun
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1964 - 1967
      associate, editor Newsweek
    • 1967 - 1968
      assistant, editor Honolulu Star Bulletin
    • 1968 - 1971
      freelance writer, New York City
    • 1971 - 1976
      co-founder
    • 1989 - 1995
      editor-at-large
    • 1998
      contributing editor
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