Dave Astor, 2009-17 archivist
Dave Astor has written the ultra-local, award-winning “Montclairvoyant” weekly topical-humor column since 2003 – first for The Montclair (N.J.) Times and then, starting in 2017, for Baristanet.com. He began his weekly DaveAstorOnLiterature.com blog in 2014, and is the author of the 2017 literary-trivia book Fascinating Facts About Famous Fiction Authors and the Greatest Novels of All Time.
His first book was the 2012 memoir Comic (and Column) Confessional – which includes several mentions of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
Dave – who earned an English degree from Rutgers College and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism — has also been a magazine writer/editor, newspaper reporter, and freelance cartoonist.
He is NOT related to the wealthy Astors!