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Robert Silvers

editor, New York Review of Books

Robert Silvers is the longtime editor of *The New York Review of Books*. Prior to joining the Review, Mr. Silvers was, from 1959 to 1963, associate editor of *Harper's Magazine*, editor of the book *Writing in America* and translator of *La Gangrene*. Before that, Mr. Silvers lived in Paris for six years (1952 to 1958), where he served with the U.S. Army at SHAPE Headquarters and attended the Sorbonne and Ecole des Sciences Politiques. He joined the editorial board of *The Paris Review* in 1954 and became Paris editor in 1956. He also worked as press secretary to Governor Chester Bowles in 1950. Mr. Silvers, who graduated from the University of Chicago in 1947, was born in Mineola, New York.