Robert Silvers, a founding editor of the New York Review of Books died Monday colleagues confirmed. He was 87. Silvers co-founded the Review in 1963, and continued editing the publication until his death. Over his extended tenure with the Review, Silvers built the publication into a literary giant, working with prominent authors like Joan Didion. His work earned him a series of awards, including a 2012 National Humanities Medal awarded by President Barack Obama.