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October 2nd, 2014

By Philip Turner in: Book Biz; Personal history, Family, Friends

Marking Photojournalist Ruth Gruber’s 103rd Birthday


As a longtime book editor, I’ve had the privilege of working with dozens of talented authors. Amid all these superb writers one sub-group stands out: authors in their 80s, 90s, or even older, in their 100s. This group has included Edward Robb Ellis (1911-1998), author of A Diary of Century: Tales by American’s Greatest Diarist. Here is a collection of posts I’ve written about him.A Diary of the Century, Edward Robb Ellis

Ahead of Time, Ruth GruberAnother of these remarkable authors is Ruth Gruber, also born in 1911, with whom I’ve published six books, including her memoir Ahead of Time: My Early Years as a Foreign Correspondent, also the title of a documentary about her. Ruth turned 103 this week, and is still going strong. This is a collection of posts I’ve written about her. Earlier this week, on the day of her 103rd birthday, I shared a post on Facebook, inviting friends to celebrate her birthday with me there, embedded below. You can join me in celebrating her amazing life and career here on her Facebook page.

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