Zinsser, William Knowlton

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  • 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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creatorOf William Zinsser Papers, ca. 1946-1998 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sterling Lord Archive, Bulk, 1952-1998, 1946-1998 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Records, 1982-2013 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Fromm Music Foundation scores and recordings, 1943-2011. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Branford College corporateBody
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Fieldstone School. corporateBody
associatedWith Fromm Music Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Hargadon, Fred person
associatedWith Leval, Pierre person
associatedWith New York Herald Tribune (Firm). corporateBody
associatedWith Norman, Michael person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Vonnegut, Kurt person
associatedWith Wald, Richard person
associatedWith Yale University. corporateBody
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Birth 1922-10-07

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