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Alexander Star

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Alexander Star is a senior editor at the publishing house of Farrar Straus Giroux, where he works primarily on nonfiction. Among the titles he has edited are George Packer, The Unwinding; Asne Seierstad, One of Us; Meghan Daum, The Unspeakable; Peter Godfrey-Smith, Other Minds; James Forman Jr., Locking Up Our Own; Thomas Friedman, Thank You for Being Late; and Barney Frank, Frank. He was previously the deputy editor of the New York Times Magazine, senior editor of The New York Times Book Review, the founding editor of the Boston Globe Ideas section, and, from 1994 to 2001, the editor of Lingua Franca: The Review of Academic Life. He has also worked as the assistant literary editor of The New Republic and been a Berlin Prize fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Editor of the books Open Secrets: WikiLeaksWar and American Diplomacy (Grove, 2011) and Quick Studies: The Best of Lingua Franca (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2002), Star’s essays and reviews have appeared in The New RepublicThe New YorkerThe New York TimesLondon Review of Books, and other publications. 

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