New York Review of Books editor Robert B Silvers dies

The exacting editor of the new York Evaluate of Books, Robert B Silvers, who made it a literary journal of lasting influence, has died aged 87.

He died at his dwelling in Long Island after a brief sickness, the journal stated.

Mr Silvers co-edited the bi-weekly with Barbara Epstein from its inception in 1963.

It frequently featured contributions from great writers and polemicists like Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, WH Auden and extra lately Zadie Smith.

In a tweet on Monday the brand new York Assessment of Books (NYRB) wrote: “With great sadness we must announce that Robert B. Silvers, founding editor of the brand new York Overview, died this morning after a short illness.”

It supplied no further details, and is yet to announce a successor.

Mr Silvers had served as sole editor of the NYRB after fellow founder Epstein died in 2006.

By Way Of the end of his long and storied life, he had develop into a landmark of the new York literary scene.

“Formidable novelists would hope to see him at their E-book launches, his genial presence ceaselessly viewed as conferring acceptance into an exclusive membership,” says the BBC’s Nick Bryant in the big apple.

On The Other Hand, the journal was not without its critics. Writer Tom Wolfe mocked it as “the manager theoretical organ of Radical Chic”.

The magazine also features articles on tradition, economics, science and present affairs.

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