Richard Eder

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Richard Eder
Born Richard Gray Eder
August 16, 1932[1]
Washington, D.C., United States[1]
Died November 21, 2014(2014-11-21) (aged 82)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation Film critic, drama critic

Richard Gray Eder (August 16, 1932 – November 21, 2014)[1] was for 20 years variously a foreign correspondent, a film reviewer and the drama critic for the New York Times.[2] Subsequently he was book critic for the Los Angeles Times, winning a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism[3] and the National Book Critics Circle annual citation.[citation needed]

In the last years of his life, he wrote book reviews for both Times's and the Boston Globe. On November 21, 2014, Eder died of pneumonia as a result of post-polio syndrome in Boston, Massachusetts, aged 82.[4] He was a great-grandson of James Martin Eder.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Weber, Bruce (November 21, 2014). "Richard Eder, Arts Critic and Foreign Correspondent, Dies at 82". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed November 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Pulitzer Prize for Criticism won by Eder,; accessed November 23, 2014.
  4. ^ Notice of death of Richard Eder,; November 23, 2014; accessed November 23, 2014.