A Conversation with Legendary Book Editor Bob Loomis
Join the Duke University Libraries and Department of English for an informal conversation with Bob Loomis, the legendary Random House editor and Duke alumnus (T ’49), as he discusses the lively literary culture on campus during his post-war undergraduate years.
Loomis’s fellow students included the award-winning authors William Styron, Guy Davenport, and New York Magazine founder Clay Felker. He was also a student of celebrated Duke English Professor William Blackburn.
Refreshments provided. Please register to help us estimate attendance.
Free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Department of English.
More about Bob Loomis:
- "Nurturer of Authors Is Closing the Book" (New York Times)
- "An Editor and a Gentleman" (Vanity Fair)
- "Great Editors Are Not an Endangered Species" (Atlantic Monthly)
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