Margalit Fox

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Margalit Fox (born 1961) is an author and writer for The New York Times, and other publications, and is a book author.

Biography[edit]

Fox was born in Glen Cove, New York, the daughter of David (a physicist) and Laura Fox.[1] She attended Barnard College in New York City and then Stony Brook University, where she completed her bachelor's degree (1982) and then master's degree in linguistics in 1983. She received a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1991.[2]

Fox is a senior writer at The New York Times, where she wrote book reviews and, since 2004, obituaries. She has written widely on language, culture and ideas for The Times, New York Newsday, Variety and other publications. Her work was anthologized in Best Newspaper Writing, 2005.[2][3]

In 2011, The Newswomen's Club of New York awarded Fox its Front Page Award for her collection of work at The New York Times.[4] In 2014, she won Stanford University's "Saroyan Prize for Writing" for her book The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code. The New York Times also ranked the book as one of the "100 Notable Books of 2013."[3]

Fox is married to writer and critic George Robinson.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Notable obituaries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fox, Margalit", Encyclopedia.com,
  2. ^ a b c "About the Author", TalkingHandsBook.com, accessed June 16, 2013
  3. ^ a b Karampelas, Gabrielle. "Margalit Fox and Kiese Laymon win Stanford's 2014 Saroyan Prize for Writing", Stanford News, Stanford University, August 21, 2014
  4. ^ "2011 Winners". Newswomen's Club of New York. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Fox, Margalit (September 18, 2004). "Virginia Hamilton Adair, 91, a Poet Famous Late in Life, Dies". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Fox, Margalit (June 25, 2009). "Betty Allen, Opera Singer and Educator, Dies at 82". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ Fox, Margalit (1 January 2012). "Emmett L. Bennett Jr., Ancient Script Expert, Dies at 93". The New York Times. p. 24. 
  8. ^ Fox, Margalit (10 April 2012). "Christine Brooke-Rose, 89, Inventive Writer". The New York Times. p. 17. 
  9. ^ Fox, Margalit (20 May 2007). "Robert N. Buck Dies at 93; Was Record-Setting Aviator". The New York Times. p. 28. 
  10. ^ Fox, Margalit (5 February 2002). "Robert Chapman, 81, Roget's Thesaurus Editor". The New York Times. p. 23. 
  11. ^ Fox, Margalit (13 April 2012). "Lili Chookasian, 90, Contralto Praised for Her Velvety Voice". The New York Times. p. 21. 
  12. ^ Fox, Margalit (8 December 2010). "Hugues Cuénod Dies at 108; Versatile, Light-Voiced Tenor". The New York Times. p. 20. 
  13. ^ Fox, Margalit (31 May 2012). "Leo Dillon, Celebrated Illustrator of Children's Books, Is Dead at 79". The New York Times. p. 27. 
  14. ^ Fox, Margalit (29 August 2007). "John Gardner, Who Continued the James Bond Series, Dies at 80". The New York Times. p. 21. 
  15. ^ Fox, Margalit (19 January 2006). "Jim Gary, Sculptor Inspired by Junk, Dies at 66". The New York Times. p. 21. 
  16. ^ Fox, Margalit (4 February 2012). "Dorothy Gilman, 88, 'Mrs. Pollifax' Novelist". The New York Times. p. 19. 
  17. ^ Fox, Margalit (20 May 2012). "Crawford Greenewalt Jr., 74; Shed Light on an Ancient City". The New York Times. p. 22. 
  18. ^ Fox, Margalit (2 August 2006). "Frederick G. Kilgour, Innovative Librarian, Dies at 92". The New York Times. p. 8. 
  19. ^ Fox, Margalit (24 November 2011). "Anne McCaffrey, 85, Author of Fantasies". The New York Times. p. 33. 
  20. ^ Fox, Margalit (20 November 2011). "René Morel, Master Restorer Of Rare Violins, Dies at 79". The New York Times. p. 30. 
  21. ^ Fox, Margalit (February 1, 2012). "Patricia Neway, Operatic Soprano Who Won a Tony, Dies at 92". The New York Times. 
  22. ^ Fox, Margalit (25 November 2010). "Ingrid Pitt, 73, Horror Star Who Survived Nazi Horror". The New York Times. p. 37. 
  23. ^ Fox, Margalit (24 July 2002). "Chaim Potok, 73, Dies; Novelist Illumined the World of Hasidic Judaism". The New York Times. p. 17. 
  24. ^ Fox, Margalit (28 May 2010). "Anneliese Rothenberger, German Opera Singer". The New York Times. p. 21. 
  25. ^ Fox, Margalit (February 2, 2005). "Albert Schatz, Microbiologist, Dies at 84". The New York Times. 
  26. ^ Fox, Margalit (6 July 2011). "Jane Scott Is Dead at 92; Veteran Rock Music Critic". The New York Times. p. 18. 
  27. ^ Fox, Margalit (31 March 2007). "Tony Scott, Jazz Clarinetist Who Mastered Bebop, Dies at 85". The New York Times. p. 16. 
  28. ^ Fox, Margalit (25 October 2011). "Swami Bhaktipada Dies at Age 74; Ex-Hare Krishna Leader and Felon". The New York Times. p. 29. 
  29. ^ Fox, Margalit (7 September 2011). "Keith Tantlinger, Builder of Cargo Container, Dies at 92". The New York Times. p. 25. 
  30. ^ Fox, Margalit (13 February 2006). "Dave Tatsuno, 92, Whose Home Movies Captured History". The New York Times. p. 21. 
  31. ^ Fox, Margalit (26 August 2006). "Marie Tharp, Oceanographic Cartographer, Dies at 86". The New York Times. p. 13. 
  32. ^ Fox, Margalit (28 March 2010). "Blanche Thebom, 94, Star At the Met and Beyond". The New York Times. p. 26. 
  33. ^ Fox, Margalit (5 October 2010). "Dolores Wilson, Met Soprano, Dies at 82". The New York Times. p. 29. 
  34. ^ Fox, Margalit (May 8, 2008). "Frances Yeend, 95, Soprano At City Opera and the Met". The New York Times.