Robert Giroux

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Robert Giroux CC '36 was an influential American publisher and partner at the firm Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, which bears his name. Among the authors Giroux worked with were Columbia alums Jack Kerouac, Thomas Merton, and John Berryman.

During his time at Columbia, Giroux was the editor of the Columbia Review and president of Philo. At graduation, Mark Van Doren offered him a Kellett Fellowship, but he declined it (it went to Berryman instead).

In 1987, he received the Alexander Hamilton Medal, and in 2006, he was given a Philolexian Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement.

He passed away on 5 September 2008.