Amy Loveman

Amy Loveman’s passion for literature made her the ideal book review editor and led to her vital role in the Book-of-the-Month Club, selecting great books to introduce to new readers. Born to a literary family, Loveman worked as an assistant to her uncles in editing The New International Encyclopedia and the New York Evening Post before helping found the Post’s Literary Review in 1920. In 1924, the Literary Review founders created an independent magazine, the Saturday Review of Literature, where Loveman served as associate editor, assigning books for review, writing and editing copy, and checking every detail of page proofs and layout. At the same time, starting in 1926, she began working for the Book-of-the-Month Club, becoming head of the editorial department in 1938. For her work, Loveman was awarded the Columbia University Medal for Excellence and the Constance Lindsay Skinner Achievement Award of the Women’s National Book Association.


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Date of Birth

New York, NY
United States

Date of Death
Editor, Publisher, Founder

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