Born: 1949 (age 70 years), Evanston, Illinois, United States
Education: Harvard University (1971)
Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Nominations: National Book Award for Biography and Autobiography
James Atlas (born 1949 in Evanston, Illinois) the president of Atlas & Company, publishers, and founding editor of the Penguin Lives Series. A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and onetime contributor to The New Yorker, he was an editor at The New York Times Magazine for many years. He has edited volumes of poetry and has written several novels and two biographies. In 2002, he started Atlas Books, which at one time published two series in conjunction with HarperCollins and W.W. Norton. In 2007, the company was renamed Atlas & Company, to coincide with the launch of its new list. Atlas's work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Harper's, New York Magazine, and Huffington Post.
Ten American Poets: An Anthology of Poems, Cheadle: Carcanet Press, 1973
Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet, New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1977 (nominated for the National Book Award)
Battle of the Books: The Curriculum Debate in America, W.W. Norton: 1993
Bellow: A Biography, New York: Random House and London: Faber, 2000 (He is also the editor of Saul Bellow's collection of novels in Library of America)
My Life in the Middle Ages: A Survivor's Tale, New York: HarperCollins, 2005 (An adaptation of a series of articles he did for The New Yorker, and The Great Pretender, a semi-autobiographical novel about coming of age in the 1960s. He is a longtime board member of the Harvard Advocate, which has previously published his work.
How They See Us: Meditations on America. Atlas. 2009. ISBN 978-1-934633-10-6., (editor) regarding some global views of America.
"The Shadow in the Garden" Pantheon Books, New York 2017
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