Lansky, Aaron J. 1955-

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Lansky, Aaron J. 1955-

PERSONAL:

Born June 17, 1955, in New Bedford, MA; son of Sidney (an attorney) and Edith Lansky; married April 1, 1990; wife's name Gail (a project director); children: Sasha Rayzl, Chava Pearl. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Hampshire College, B.A., 1977; Columbia University, certificate in Yiddish, 1977; McGill University, M.A., 1980. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Amherst, MA. Office—National Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst, MA 01002. Agent—Carol Mann, Carol Mann Agency, 55 5th Ave., New York, NY 10003. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, president, 1980—.

AWARDS, HONORS:

MacArthur fellow, MacArthur Foundation, 1989; Massachusetts Book Award, best nonfiction title, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and citation among best books of the year 2004, Library Journal, both 2005, for Outwitting History; honorary doctorates from Amherst College, Hebrew Union College, and State University of New York.

WRITINGS:

Outwitting History (memoir), Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC), 2004.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Lansky, Aaron J., Outwitting History, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC), 2004.

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