The 1997 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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Tim Page

Tim Page has been the chief classical music critic for The Washington Post since 1995. Before that, he was the chief music critic for Newsday and New York Newsday (1987-1995) and a regular contributor to The New York Times (1982-1987). He is the author and/or editor of eight books, including The Glenn Gould Reader, William Kapell, Selected Letters of Virgil Thomson, The Diaries of Dawn Powell and a collection of criticism, Music From The Road: Views and Reviews 1978- 1992. He is presently at work on the first biography of Dawn Powell.

Page was born in 1954 and grew up in Storrs, Connecticut, where he was the subject of a celebrated short documentary film, A Day With Timmy Page. He is a graduate of Columbia University and studied music at the Tanglewood Music Center and the Mannes College of Music. Over the course of his career, Page has also done a stint as a cocktail pianist; played keyboards and composed for his own rock band, Dover Beach; served as the host of New, Old and Unexpected, a daily program on WNYC-FM, where he presented hundreds of radio premieres; and helped to found Catalyst, a contemporary music label for BMG Classics, among many other activities.

He lives in Washington and New York with his wife and three sons.