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Editor , educator , author

Gordon Lish, American Author, educator, editors.

Background

Lish, Gordon was born on February 11, 1934 in Hewlett, New York, United States. Son of Philip and Regina (Deutsch) Lish.

Education

Doctor of Letters (honorary), State University of New York, 1993.

Career

Editorial director Genesis West, 1961-1965. Editor in chief, director linguistic studies Behavioral Research Laboratories, Menlo Park, California, 1963-1966. With Educational Development Corporation, Palo Alto, 1966-1969.

Fiction editor Esquire magazine, New York City, 1969-1977. With Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1977-1995. Lecturer Yale University, 1970-1974, guest fellow, 1974-1980.

Teacher fiction writing Columbia University, since 1980. Professor New York University College Arts and Sciences.

Works

Connections

Married Loretta Frances Fokes, November 7, 1956 (divorced May 1967). Children: Jennifer, Rebecca, Ethan. Married Barbara Works, May 30, 1969 (deceased September 8, 1994).

1 son, Atticus.

father:
Philip Lish

mother:
Regina (Deutsch) Lish

spouses:
Loretta Frances Fokes

Barbara Works

children:
Jennifer Lish

Rebecca Lish

Ethan Lish