The famed literary editor and author of the new biography Great Expectations: the Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens, considers the great writers who led extraordinary lives and never cease to fascinate.
Robert Gottlieb was the editor of The New Yorker from 1987 to 1992. He also served as editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster and Alfred A. Knopf, and edited books by John Cheever, Joseph Heller, Salman Rushdie and Ray Bradbury. He is the author of many books, including Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens. He is also dance critic for The New York Observer.