Joseph Lelyveld

Joseph Lelyveld’s career at the New York Times spanned nearly four decades and included stints as a foreign correspondent in India and South Africa, foreign editor, managing editor, and executive editor. He is the author of Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and he is the recipient of two George Polk Awards and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Since retiring from the Times, he has written for the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and the New York Times Magazine, and published a memoir, Omaha Blues. He lives in New York City.

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There has not been a definitive biography on Mahatma Gandhi for many years.