Fred Bass Remembered

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At a public memorial at New York City’s Strand Book Store, family members, colleagues, and writers including Gay Talese, Fran Lebowitz, and Paul Krugman remember and honor Fred Bass, the bookstore’s longtime owner who died at the age of eighty-nine on January 3. The bookstore was founded by Bass’s father in 1927, and he began working there at the age of thirteen, taking over its management in 1956.

Gay Talese

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The best-selling author of eleven books, including A Writer's Life (Knopf, 2006), a former reporter for the New York Times, and the father of The New Journalism, Gay Talese is also one of the best-dressed writers around. Check out this video of the elegent author by Jake Davis, and while you're at it, watch the latest episode of the web series Put This On, which features an interview with Talese.

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