PMHS graduate Emily Greenhouse named co-editor of New York Review of Books

Emily Greenhouse, a graduate of Pelham Memorial High School, has been named co-editor of the New York Review of Books, joining the magazine from the New Yorker, where she worked for three years as managing editor, according to a press release Monday from the New York Review of Books.

At the same time, Gabriel Winslow-Yost, a senior editor at NYRB, was promoted to co-editor, and longtime contributor Daniel Mendelsohn was given the new position of editor at large, the release said.

“I am honored to be returning to the review, my first professional home in New York,” said Greenhouse in the statement. “(T)he work upon us now is to reinvigorate their original model and usher it into the current age—by continuing to provide a forum for the review’s extraordinary, dynamic contributors, and by identifying and developing diverse and incisive new voices.”

Before the New Yorker, Greenhouse worked as a reporter at Bloomberg, covering gender and politics, the release said. From 2012 to 2014, she worked as editorial assistant to David Remnick, the editor of the New Yorker. From 2011 to 2012, she was an editorial assistant to Robert Silvers, the editor and cofounder of the New York Review of Books. Prior to that, she worked on the editorial staff of Granta in London and taught English in Paris.

She has written for publications including the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Dissent, the Nation and the New Republic, on subjects ranging from anti-Semitism in France to rock-and-roll criticism to drug experimentation at liberal arts colleges to the television show “Gossip Girl.”

Greenhouse graduated from Wesleyan University in 2008 with a double major in the College of Letters (an interdisciplinary program of literature, history and philosophy) and French studies. She is currently the youngest member of the Wesleyan University Board of Trustees. She lives in Brooklyn and is expecting her first child in March.