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journalist , writer

Gay Talese, American writer, former journalist. Achievements include recognition as helping define literary journalism or "new nonfiction reportage", also known as New Journalism. Recipient George Polk Career award, 2008. Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (vice president 1984-1987, board directors), Phi Sigma Kappa.

Background

Talese, Gay was born on February 7, 1932 in Ocean City, New Jersey, United States. Son of Joseph Francis and Catherine (DiPaola) Talese.

Education

Bachelor in Journalism, University Alabama, 1953.

Career

Copyboy New York Times, New York City, 1953—1954, staff writer, 1956—1965. Visiting writer University Southern California Professional Writing Program. Served with United States Army, 1954-1956.

Achievements

  • Achievements include recognition as helping define literary journalism or "new nonfiction reportage", also known as New Journalism.

Works

Membership

Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (vice president 1984-1987, board directors), Phi Sigma Kappa.

Connections

Married Nan Ahearn, June 10, 1959. Children: Pamela, Catherine.

father:
Joseph Francis Talese

mother:
Catherine (DiPaola) Talese

spouse:
Nan Ahearn

children:
Pamela Talese

Catherine Talese