AB, Bryn Mawr College, 1961.
First reader, Harcourt, Brace Company, 1963;
assistant editor, then associate editor, Yale University Press, 1964-1966;
editor, then executive editor, Yale University Press, 1966-1979;
associate publisher, Basic Books Inc., New York City, 1979;
co-public, executive vice president, Basic Books Inc., New York City, 1979-1983;
vice-president, director electronic and technical public, Harper & Row, 1983-1984;
vice president, public, Touchstone Books, Simon & Schuster, New York City, 1985-1987;
editorial director trade books, Addison-Wesley Public Company, 1987-1991;
vice president, Addison-Wesley Public Company, 1990-1991;
public Grosset Books, G.P. Putnam's, New York City, 1991-1997;
executive editor nonfiction, Harcourt Brace & Company. New York City, 1997-1998;
editor-in-chief, Harcourt Brace & Company. New York City, since 1998.
Board advisers public program New York University. Member of advisory board Wesleyan University Press. Board directors The New Press, since 1994.
Board directors Ezra Academy, New Haven, 1964-1979, Yale University Friends of Hillel, 1965-1968, Board Women's Media Group, since 1994, Partnership for Caring, since 1998. Member visiting committee Harvard Graduate School Education. Member Association American Publications (chair freedom to read committee 1990-1994), Jewish Publication Society (board directors 1990-1994).
Children: David Avram, Joshua Daniel.