Alexander Star is a senior editor at Farrar Straus & Giroux. Prior, he was the senior editor of the New York Times Book Review. Star was previously the deputy editor of the New York Times Magazine, the founding editor of the Boston Globe Ideas section, and, from 1994 to 2001, the editor of Lingua Franca: The Review of Academic Life. He has also worked as the assistant literary editor of the New Republic. Editor of the books Open Secrets: WikiLeaks, War and American Diplomacy (Grove, 2011) and Quick Studies: The Best of Lingua Franca (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2002), Star’s essays and reviews have appeared in the New Republic, New Yorker, New York Times, London Review of Books, and other publications.