- John G. H. Oakes
John G. H. Oakes
Co-publisher, OR Books. Director, CUNY Publishing Institute. Formerly: executive editor, Atlas & Co.; publisher, Thunder’s Mouth Press; co-publisher, Nation Books; co-founder and former publisher, Four Walls Eight Windows (1987-2004). Member, New York Public Library Book Programming Committee; judge, John B. Oakes Award for Environmental Journalism. P.E.N. membership committee.
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