Eden Ross Lipson

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Eden Ross Lipson (February 2, 1943 – May 12, 2009)[1] was an editor at The New York Times, a scholar and children's books writer.

Lipson studied political science at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1964.[1] After working in city planning for the Government of New York City, she joined the New York Times Book Review in 1974.[1] She served as the children's book editor from 1984 until retiring in 2005.[2]

Lipson wrote The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children (three editions, latest 2000) and frequently discussed children's literature on radio and television.[1] She also wrote a children's book, Applesauce Season, that was illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein and published by Roaring Brook Press a few months after her death.[1]

Lipson oversaw a library program at Public School 111 (the Adolph S. Ochs School) in Manhattan from 2004 until her death.[1] She also served on the board of the Molly National Journalism Prize, an award founded by The Texas Observer in honor of the late journalist Molly Ivins.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Fox, Margalit (May 12, 2009). "Eden Ross Lipson, Books Editor at The Times, Dies at 66". The New York Times. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ Tanenhaus, Sam (November 13, 2005). "Up Front". The New York Times. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "The Molly Award". The Texas Observer. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 

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