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Dorothy Wickenden

Dorothy Wickenden

Dorothy Wickenden is the Executive Editor of The New Yorker.

Early Years and Career

During her time at William Smith College, she earned High Honors in English and distinction for her baccalaureate essay.

She also made dean’s list, won the Chester J. Hampton Price for Excellence in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


In the year she graduated, Wickenden attended the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course and then moved to Washington

D.C. There, she was hired as an editorial assistant for the Shakespeare Quarterly at the Folger Shakespeare Library. [5]

A Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 1988-89, Wickenden was national-affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995.

Before that, she spent fifteen years at The New Republic, as managing editor (position obtained in 1978) [5]and later as executive editor.

Dorothy Wickenden has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996.

She joined the magazine as managing editor in 1995.

She is also the moderator of the weekly podcast on newyorker.com, "The Political Scene."

She edited "The New Republic Reader: 80 Years of Opinion and Debate" (Basic Books, 1994), a compilation of the best work from some of the magazine’s top contributors, including George Orwell, Rebecca West, John Dewey, Arthur M. Schlesinger and many others.

Besides, Dorothy is the author of "Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West (Scribner, 2011).


Personal Life

Dorothy lives with her husband and her two daughters in Westchester, New York.



"Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West" (2011)


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