Zinsser, William KnowltonAlternative names
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
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.).
Lecturer, teacher and consultant on writing to colleges, schools, school systems, newspapers, magazines, businesses, etc.
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)