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Walter Goodman

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Walter Goodman, American author, editor. Pulitzer prize finalist, 1990; Guggenheim fellow, 1974. Member American Civil Liberties Union, P.E.N.

Background

Goodman, Walter was born on August 22, 1927 in New York City. Son of Hyman and Sadie (Rybakof) Goodman.

Education

Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Syracuse University, 1949;Master of Arts, Reading (England) University, 1953.

Career

Editor, New York Times, New York City, since 1974;member editorial board, New York Times, since 1977;critic, New York Times, since 1983;senior writer, since 1996;executive editor, W National Educational Television, 1979-1980;director humanities programming, W National Educational Television, 1980-1983. Lecturer Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Breadloaf Writers Conference, Columbia University School Journalism.

Works

Membership

Member American Civil Liberties Union, P.E.N.

Connections

Married Elaine Egan, February 10, 1951. Children: Hal, Bennet.

father:
Hyman Goodman

mother:
Sadie (Rybakof) Goodman

spouse:
Elaine Egan

children:
Hal Goodman

Bennet Goodman