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educator , writer

Ann Birstein, American writer, educator. National Endowment of Arts grantee, 1983; Fulbright fellow, 1951-1952. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (former member executive board, former chair admissions committee), Authors Guild (former member council), Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).

Background

She was born in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City and is the daughter of the notable Rabbi Bernard Birstein of the Actor's Temple.

Education

She attended Queens College and published her first novel, Star of Glass, in 1950 at the age of twenty three.

Career

Lecturer The New School, Queens College, New York City, 1953-1954;writer-in-residence, City College of New York, 1960;lecturer, The Writers Workshop, Iowa City, 1966, 72;lecturer School General Studies, Columbia University, New York City, 1985-1987;director, founder Writers on Writing, Barnard College, New York City, since 1988. Adjunct Professor of English Hofstra U., Long Island, 1980, Barnard College, New York City, 1981-1993. Film critic Vogue magazine.

Works

Membership

Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (former member executive board, former chair admissions committee), Authors Guild (former member council), Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).

Connections

Married Alfred Kazin, June 26, 1952 (divorced 1982). 1 child, Cathrael.

father:
Bernard Birstein

mother:
Clara (Gordon) Birstein

spouse:
Alfred Kazin

child:
Cathrael Birstein