Daniel Halpern

Daniel Halpern

Publisher, Ecco

Daniel Halpern, Publisher and President of Ecco, was born in Syracuse, New York, grew up in Los Angeles and Seattle, and has lived in Tangier, Morocco, New York City and Princeton. He is the co-author of two books about food, Halpern's Guide to the Essential Restaurants of Italy (with Jeanne Wilmot) and The Good Food: Soups, Stews & Pastas (with Julie Strand). Halpern has received numerous grants and awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Maxwell Perkins Award, the PEN Publisher Citation and the first “Editor’s Award,” given by Poets and Writers. From 1975 to 1995 he taught in the graduate writing program of Columbia University, which he chaired for many years. He has also taught at The New School for Social Research and Princeton University. And in 1978, with James Michener, he founded The National Poetry Series
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