New York Review of Books Names Ian Buruma as Its New Editor

His hire comes after the recent death of co-founding editor Robert B. Silvers


The New York Review of Books has named Ian Buruma, a frequent and longtime contributor, as its next editor. He steps into the role two months after the death of editor Robert B. Silvers, who, with Barbara Epstein, founded the publication in 1963.

Epstein and Silvers co-edited the publication until Epstein’s death in 2006, when Silver remained as sole editor until shortly before his death. This makes Buruma just the third editor in NYRB’s history, and gives him reign over a publication that has existed throughout its entire history in the image of its creators.

AW+

WORK SMARTER - LEARN, GROW AND BE INSPIRED.

Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in