Dave Astor, 2011-15 archivist
Montclair (N.J.) Times, DaveAstorOnLiterature.com
Dave Astor has written the award-winning “Montclairvoyant” humor column for The Montclair Times since 2003, and began his DaveAstorOnLiterature.com blog in 2014. He has also blogged for The Huffington Post since 2009.
Between 1983 and 2008, Astor covered columnists, cartoonists, and syndicates for Editor & Publisher magazine. In 2012, a Chicago-based publisher released his memoir Comic (and Column) Confessional. Dave has finished more than 50 percent of his second book, which is literature-related and is expected be published in early 2015.
Before joining E&P, Astor was editor-in-chief of The Daily Targum at Rutgers University and a reporter for two New Jersey newspapers: The Daily Register in Shrewsbury and The Herald News in Passaic. He has a bachelor’s in English from Rutgers and a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Dave is NOT related to the wealthy Astors!