Zinsser, William Knowlton

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Birth 1922-10-07
Americans
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Biographical notes:

  • 1922 - 1943 : Born in New York City, 1922. Princeton University, class of 1944.
  • 1943 - 1945 : Enlisted in the U.S. Army (North Africa and Italy).
  • 1946 - 1959 : New York Herald Tribune: Feature writer, 1947-1948 Drama editor (in charge of Sunday section of theater, movies, music, dance, art, etc.) 1949-1954 Chief movie critic, 1955-1958 Editorial writer, 1958-1959
  • 1959 - 1972 : Free-lance writer of magazine articles, books and other projects. Columnist for Look, 1967 Columnist for Life, 1968-1972
  • 1970 - 1979 : Yale University. Teacher of nonfiction writing, 1970-1979 Editor, Yale Alumni Magazine, 1970-1977 Master of Branford College, 1973-1979
  • 1977: Columnist for the New York Times, Home Section, March-September.
  • 1979 - 1987 : Book-of-the-Month Club. Executive Editor in charge of in-house publications. Also responsible for the club’s educational and public service activities (public lectures, exhibits, etc.).
  • 1976: Lecturer, teacher and consultant on writing to colleges, schools, school systems, newspapers, magazines, businesses, etc.
  • 1987: Free-lance writer of magazines and books. Fifteen books published altogether.
  • 1988 - 1988 present : Teacher of writing at the New School.

From the guide to the William Zinsser Papers, ca. 1946-1998, (© 2009 Fales Library and Special Collections)

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