The New York Times OpEd Page editors have assigned Amitav Ghosh to write an OpEd in the Times about climate change issues to be published any day now
The NYT OpEd page works like this: whenever a well-known author publishes a new book, a novel or a nonfiction book, the NYT OpEd page editors receive a notice of the book's pub date at least a year in advance and at that point the editors search out the author and assign him or her the chance to write an oped about anything they wish. The OpEd cannot be merely to promote the book itself, that is a no no, but the author is encouraged to write a 600 - 800 word OpEd about the topic of the book, if he or she so wishes, such as in the case of Dr Ghosh, a PhD from Oxford in addition to being a top American-Indian novelist with an international reputation, who recently published THE GREAT DERANGEMENT from the University of Chicago Press. So readers can expect a nice OpEd from Dr Ghosh any day now and while the OpEd itself will not mention the title of his book at all -- again that's a no no -- the AUTHOR ID at the end of the article will read:
["Amitav Ghosh is the author of the recently-published The Great Derangement."]
WATCH FOR IT. It will be a good and important oped about climate change issues.
Post a Comment