christopher lehmann

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt.
Photo by Sigrid Estrada.

Speaker: Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, adjunct professor of journalism, 
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Date: March 8, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM 
Place: Procrastinator Theater, Strand Union Building

Title: How to Read 5,000 Books a Year...and Write One

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Lehmann-Haupt will explore book-writing and literary gossip during the latter half of the 20th Century…and today.

About the speaker

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt has worked in the field of books all his professional career, as an editor, reviewer, writer and teacher. After working as an editor for several New York publishing houses, Lehmann-Haupt became an editor for the Sunday New York Times Book Review in 1965, and from 1969 to 1995 he was the senior Daily Book Reviewer for the New York Times. Between 1965 and 2000, he wrote more than 4,000 reviews and articles, and in 2000 he assumed the job of Chief Obituary Writer for The Times. His books include Me and DiMaggio: A Baseball Fan Goes in Search of His Gods (1985) and two novels, A Crooked Man (1995), and The Mad Cook of Pymatuning (1995). Lehmann-Haupt is currently working on a memoir about his experiences in Berlin as a 12 and 13 year-old in 1947-48 and editing a biography of the prominent Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich. He lives in the Bronx with his wife, the writer Natalie Robins.