March 16-31, 2004 Edition

NY Times Picks

Sam Tanenhaus

to Head Book Review

NEW YORK, NY/03/10/04—Biographer Sam Tanenhaus has been named editor of The New York Times Book Review, according to reports from the staff cited in Publishers Weekly. Tanenhaus has a reputation for being genial and well qualified in literature, according to PW.

Sam Tanenhaus is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and author of Whittaker Chambers, A biography (Random House) about the Communist agent and KGB defector, and several other books. He is also writing a biography of William F. Buckley Jr.