Sam Tanenhaus

Sam Tanenhaus

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy



Biography

Sam Tanenhaus is a contributing columnist to Bloomberg Opinion, and the U.S. Writer at Large for the British monthly, Prospect. He was previously on staff at The New York Times, where he was editor-in-chief of both the Sunday Book Review (2004-13) and the Week in Review (2008-2010) and was also Writer at Large (2013-14). Before joining the Times he was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where he wrote feature articles on politics and culture (1999-2004). His books include Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (winner of the 1997 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, finalist for both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize; and a national best-seller) and The Death of Conservatism (chosen by The New Yorker as one of its editors’ “100 Favourite Books” of 2009).

His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, Atlantic, Esquire, Newsweek, Slate, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many other publications. Since 2008 he has led nonfiction writing workshops at CUNY. He was a Riggio Lecturer at The New School for Social Research from 2009 to 2014 and has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and New York University.

In the fall of 2018, Sam joined the University of Toronto as a Visiting Professor at St. Michael’s University College and as a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.



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