Nora Sayre Writer

Nora Clemens Sayre (20 September 1932 in Hamilton, Bermuda - 8 August 2001 in New York City) was an American film critic and essayist. She was a reviewer of films for The New York Times in the 1970s, and, from 1981, a writing teacher at Columbia University for many years. She specialised in the Cold War and authored books such as Running Time: Films of the Cold War (1982, Dial Press) in which she examined Hollywood movie-making in the 1950s. Her father was Joel Sayre of The New Yorker; and her childhood friends were A. J. Liebling and Edmund Wilson. She attended Friends Seminary, and was a graduate of Radcliffe College. She married Robert Neild in 1957 but the marriage was dissolved four years later. The Nora Sayre Endowed Residency for Nonfiction was created at Yaddo, an artists' community in Saratoga Springs, New York, to support her literary legacy.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 20th, 1932
United Kingdom,United States of America
Date of death
August 8th, 2001 at age of 68
Place of death
Places lived
Manhattan , New York
pop. 1,626,159 (2013)




1. Radcliffe College Colleges/University

- 1954

Radcliffe College was a women's liberal arts college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was the coordinate college for Harvard University. It was also one of the Seven Sisters colleges. Radcliffe College conferred joint Harvard-Radcliffe diplomas beginning in 1963 and a formal merger agreement with Harvard was signed in 1977, with full integration with Harvard completed in 1999. Today, Radcliffe's campus functions as a research institute within Harvard, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and former Radcliffe student housing has been incorporated as residential houses of Harvard College.

10 Garden Street, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
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People attended Radcliffe College connected by profession and/or age

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Written work

1.Sixties going on seventies

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1973. by Arbor House at New York City (419 pages)

2.Previous convictions

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1995. by Rutgers University Press at New Brunswick (462 pages)

3.On the Wing

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. at Washington, D.C.

Awards won

1975 Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
General Nonfiction
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Creative arts


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