D. D. Guttenplan



Who is D. D. Guttenplan?

Don David Guttenplan is the London correspondent for The Nation and author of The Holocaust on Trial, a book about the Irving v Penguin Books and Lipstadt libel case.

In June 2009, Guttenplan completed a biography of I. F. Stone, the American journalist, titled American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone, which was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Guttenplan lives in north London with his wife and three children, Zoe, Alexander and Theo.

D.D. Guttenplan was educated in the Philadelphia and Memphis public school systems and has a degree in philosophy from Columbia University, a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University, and a doctorate in History from the University of London.

During the 1980s he worked in New York city politics and in publishing, where his proudest achievements were drafting the bill to name a portion of Central Park "Strawberry Fields," commissioning of a biography of the anarchist Emma Goldman, and the reissue of the WPA Guide to New York City. He was also briefly lead singer for the extremely obscure punk band The Editors, though their paying gigs all came after he left the group to study in Britain. However the experience was invaluable background for writing pop music reviews in Vanity Fair

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on July 23, 2013


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