PUBLISHING: ROBERT SILVERS
From the beginnings of The New York Review of Books in 1963, Silvers has had a knack for hiring assistants. After a few years at the School of Silvers, many have graduated into the upper tiers of the intelligentsia.
Currently: Historian; director of the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library.
Currently: Edits Annie Leibovitz’s book projects.
Currently: Short-story writer; MacArthur fellow.
Substitute assistant (1981); assistant to co-editor Barbara Epstein (1984–86).
Currently: Critic; essayist; author of the novel High Cotton.
Currently: Journalist; professor at Bard and UC–Berkeley; author of Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror.
Assistant (late nineties).
Currently: Chief film critic for the New York Times.
Currently: Awaiting publication of his memoir, The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt (Random House, 2011), for which he received a $750,000 advance.