Jerelle Kraus

Jerelle Kraus's feisty, award-winning, 30-year Times tenure includes a record-setting 13 years at Op-Ed (where she worked with 6 top editors, 2 of whom fired her from the page) and oodles of local, national, and international journalistic prizes.

Her freelance feature writing has been published by The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker.

Jerelle has taught at Lincoln Center's Fordham University and has spoken widely, including at Princeton, Rutgers, and New York Universities, as well as the main Manhattan and Westport Public Libraries.

Fluent in 4 languages, she attended Swarthmore College, Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts, received an MA from UC Berkeley, and spent a year in Munich on a Fulbright scholarship.

"Kraus has the eye of a hawk and the heart of a revolutionary." -Ralph Steadman

"Jerelle Kraus was Op-Ed's brilliant art director far longer than anyone. This book illuminates her love affair with that remarkable space in the Times." -Ronald Searle

"With literary flair, Kraus proves that ‘art is dangerous’ and sometimes necessarily so." -Publishers Weekly

"Kraus writes like a dream." -San Francisco Chronicle

"The elegant visual jazz of artists set free in a parallel universe. Kraus serves up the best of these excursions, including, happily, those that went too far." -Garry Trudeau ("Doonesbury")