Jane Kramer (born August 7, 1938) is an American journalist who is the European correspondent for The New Yorker; she has written a regular "Letter from Europe" for twenty years. Kramer has also written nine books, the latest of which, Lone Patriot (2003), is about a militia in the American West. Her other books include The Last Cowboy, Europeans and The Politics of Memory.
Kramer is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. She has taught at Princeton University, Sarah Lawrence, CUNY, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Since 2006, Kramer has been a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. In 2016, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
- Kramer, Jane (1963). Off Washington Square : a reporter looks at Greenwich Village. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pierce.
- — (1969). Allen Ginsberg in America. Random House.
- — (1970). Honor to the bride like the pigeon that guards its grain under the clove tree. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
- — (1977). The last cowboy. Harper & Row.
- — (1980). Unsettling Europe. Random House.
- — (1988). Europeans. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
- — (1993). Eine Amerikanerin in Berlin. Edition Tiamat.
- — (1993). Sonderbare Europäer. Die Andere Bibliothek/Eichborn.
- — (1994). Whose art is it?. Duke UP.
- — (1996). Unter Deutschen. Edition Tiamat.
- — (1996). The politics of memory : looking for Germany in the New Germany. Random House.
- — (2002). Lone patriot : the short career of an American militiaman. Random House.
- — (2017). The reporter's kitchen : essays. St. Martin's Press.
Essays and reporting
- Kramer, Jane (January 21, 1985). "Letter from Europe". The New Yorker. 60 (49): 74–91.
- — (November 24, 2008). "The hungry travellers". Profiles. The New Yorker. 84 (38): 100–106. Retrieved 2014-12-24. Profiles cooks and food writers Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid.
- — (December 3, 2012). "The philosopher chef : Yotam Ottolenghi's ideas are changing the way London eats". The New Yorker. 88 (38): 86–97. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
- — (March 18, 2013). "A fork of one's own : a history of culinary revolution". The Critics. Books. The New Yorker. 89 (5): 74–80.
- — (November 4, 2013). "Post-Modena : Italy's food is bound by tradition. Its most famous chef isn't". Profiles. The New Yorker. 89 (35): 82–85, 87–90, 92–93.
- — (April 14, 2014). "Good greens : vegetarian cookbooks for carnivores". The Critics. Books. The New Yorker. 90 (8): 79–83.
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