Amy Loveman

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Amy Loveman
Born(1881-05-16)May 16, 1881
New York City
DiedDecember 11, 1955(1955-12-11) (aged 74)
New York City
  • Editor
  • Critic
EmployerSaturday Review of Literature

Amy Loveman (16 May 1881 – 11 December 1955) was an American editor and critic, best known for her work as a founding editor of the Saturday Review of Literature and for her work at the Book-of-the-Month Club.

She was responsible for more than 800 contributions to the Saturday Review.[1] According to the Jewish Women's Archive, Loveman was "the ideal book review editor" who had a "vital role in the Book-of-the-Month Club, selecting great books to introduce to new readers."[2]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Saturday Papers: Essays on Literature from “The Literary Review,” with Henry Seidel Canby and William Rose Benét (1921).
  • Designed for Reading: An Anthology Drawn from “The Saturday Review of Literature,” 1924–1934, with Henry Seidel Canby, William Rose Benét, Christopher Morley, and May Lamberton Becker (1934).
  • I’m Looking for a Book (1936).
  • Varied Harvest: A Miscellany of Writing by Barnard College Women, with Fredrica Barach and Marjorie M. Mayer (1953).


  1. ^ Pamela Matz, "Amy Loveman," Jewish Women's Archive Encyclopedia. n.d.
  2. ^ "Amy Loveman," Jewish Women's Archive, n.d.

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