The Age of Trump has changed political discourse in this country, perhaps forever. Legendary New York editor Erroll McDonald (YC ‘75) talks with André Alexis, Carolyn Forché, Ike Holter, and Maya Jasanoﬀ about writing in a hyper-partisan era led by a Twitter-addicted president.
Erroll McDonald is a Vice President, Executive Editor in the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Among the authors he has published are James Baldwin, Italo Calvino, Patrick Chamoiseau, Kazuo Ishiguro, Toni Morrison, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, Colm Toibin, and John Edgar Wideman. He was graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in English summa cum laude, studied comparative literature at Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he is a trustee of PEN America and an adjunct professor at Columbia University.
Co-sponsored by the Whitney Humanities Center.