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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, books expert

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Columbia Journalism School presents a conversation with Prof. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, who has worked in the field of books all of his professional career. He has edited for Holt, Rinehart & Winston and The Dial Press, from where he moved in 1965 to become an editor on the Sunday New York Times Book Review. He's edited books by authors including Norman Mailer, Joanne Greenberg and David Irving. In 1969, he was appointed senior Daily Book Reviewer for The New York Times, a position he held until 2001, when he became chief obituary writer for The Times until his retirement in 2006. From 1965 until 2000, he wrote more than 4,000 book reviews and articles, on every subject from trout fishing to Persian archaeology. He will discuss his career, his courses and much more. He is also Editorial Director of Delphinium Books, a small publishing house concentrating on literary fiction.