Richard Pollak is an editor and author whose books include The Creation of Dr. B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim. Between 1979 and 2014, he served stints at The Nation magazine as executive editor, literary editor and contributing editor. He has written for that weekly, and for Harper's, The Atlantic, The New York Times Book Review and other major magazines. He also co-founded and was editor of [MORE] magazine, the monthly journalism review that published in the 1970s. Before that, he was an associate editor of Newsweek, a political and civil rights reporter on The Evening Sun in Baltimore, and a Poynter Fellow at Yale University, where he created and taught a course in "The Politics of Journalism," which he also taught for several years at New York University. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife, the pianist Diane Walsh.

Other Works

  • After the Barn: A Brother's Memoir

  • The Colombo Bay

  • The Episode

  • Up Against Apartheid

  • Stop the Presses, I Want to Get Off!