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Joseph S Lelyveld

Current Location:: New York, NY, USA
Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld and Toby Bookholtz Lelyveld
Widower of Carolyn Lelyveld
Father of <private> Lelyveld and <private> Lelyveld
Brother of <private> Lelyveld; <private> Lelyveld and <private> Lelyveld

Occupation: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author
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About Joseph S Lelyveld

Joseph Lelyveld (born April 5, 1937) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, and a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. In all, Lelyveld worked at the Times for nearly 40 years, starting out in 1962. He was the executive editor of the New York Times from 1994 to 2001, and interim executive editor in 2003.

While he was a reporter for the New York Times, he received the 1971 George Polk Award for Education Reporting and the 1983 award for Foreign Reporting. He also won a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Among Lelyveld's books is -:

  • Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White, based on his reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s and 1980s.
  • GREAT SOUL- Mahatma Gandhi
  • He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1986 for Move Your Shadow.

He was also foreign editor of the Times, and its managing editor.

He was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) by the CUNY Graduate Center at the 2007 commencement, where he gave the keynote speech.[citation needed] His father was the Reform Judaism leader, Arthur Lelyveld. The Lelyveld family originally came from the Netherlands.

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Cincinnati, OH, USA