He’s Edited Caro, le Carré, and Catch-22, But Doesn’t Mind If You Don’t Know His Name

From an interview on npr.org by Terry Gross headlined “He’s edited Caro, le Carré, and ‘Catch-22,’ but doesn’t mind if you don’t know his name”:

At 91, Robert Gottlieb is perhaps the most acclaimed book editor of his time. He started out in 1955 and has been working in publishing ever since — serving as editor-in-chief at Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf and The New Yorker. The list of authors he’s edited include Joseph Heller, Toni Morrison, John le Carré, Katharine Graham, Bill Clinton, Nora Ephron and Michael Crichton.