David Hajdu Segues to The Nation

Columbia Journalism School professor joins the country's oldest weekly magazine

DavidHajduDavid Hajdu, a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has found a new place to hang his critic’s hat. The former New Republic music critic is joining The Nation in the same capacity.

From the official announcement:

Whether writing about jazz or classical music, comics or cool, David Hajdu is a writer – and listener – of great range, sensitivity, and depth, and we are delighted that he is joining The Nation as our music critic. I can think of no better critic to pick up the baton once carried in our pages by Nat Hentoff and Edward Said,” says Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. I’ve admired The Nation from a short distance for years, and I know how lucky I am to have a publishing home where intellectual rigor and seriousness of purpose are the mandate. I hope I do okay,” adds Hajdu.

Hajdu is also currently at work on his fifth book, a history of popular music to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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