Claudia Roth Pierpont

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Claudia Roth Pierpont
Pierpont in New York City, 2013
Occupation Journalist, Professor, Writer
Nationality American

Claudia Roth Pierpont is a writer and journalist. She has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1990 and became a staff writer in 2004.[1] Her subjects have included Friedrich Nietzsche, Katharine Hepburn, Mae West, Orson Welles, the Ballets Russes and the Chrysler Building.

A collection of eleven of Pierpont’s New Yorker essays, Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World,[2] was published in 2000. Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, the book juxtaposes the lives and works of women writers, including Hannah Arendt, Gertrude Stein, Anaïs Nin, Ayn Rand, Margaret Mitchell and Zora Neale Hurston.[3] Her biography of writer Philip Roth: Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October 2013. Her book, American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, and One Great Building, is forthcoming in 2016.

Pierpont has been the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers of the New York Public Library.

Pierpont lives in New York City. She holds a Ph.D. in Italian Renaissance art history from New York University. She has been a professor of creative journalism at New York University and Columbia University.[4]


  • Pierpont, Claudia Roth (2000). Passionate minds : women rewriting the world. 
  • — (May 23, 2016). Portfolio by Diane Arbus. "Full exposure". The New Yorker. 92 (15): 56–67. 


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