Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1949; M.English and Foreign Langs., University of Chicago, 1952.
Copy boy New York Times, New York City, 1952-1953. Reporter Associated Press, Pittsburgh, Newark and Philadelphia, 1954-1958. Freelance writer New York City, 1959-1965.
Editor Saturday Evening Post, 1966-1967. Senior editor William Morrow & Company, 1967-1977, editor-in-chief, 1977-1982. Public general books division Macmillan Public Company, 1983-1987.
Public Richardson, Steirman & Black, 1987-1988. President Birch Lane Press, 1989-1999. Editorial director Carol Public Group, New York City, 1989-1999.
Executive editor Sourcebooks, Naperville, Illinois, since 2000. Freelance book editor New York City, since 2010.
Member Century Association, Publications Club.