Ben Schott, ‘Op-Artist,’ Joins ‘NY Times’ Op-Ed Page

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By: Joe Strupp

British writer and bestselling author Ben Schott will appear periodically on The New York Times Op-Ed page as a contributing columnist, the paper announced today.

“Ben’s one-of-a-kind graphics – his charts and quizzes and photographs – have been a terrific addition to the Op-Ed page over the last couple of
years,? Andrew Rosenthal, Times editorial page editor, said in a statement. ?We’re thrilled to have a more formal relationship with him.”

“Mr. Schott?s Op-Art and Op-Chart columns for The New York Times, on subjects ranging from types of kiss to a year-end quiz of memorable quotes, offer sharply-observed truisms and have earned him a large and loyal following,” the paper said in a release.

Schott is the author, most recently, of “Schott’s Miscellany: An Almanac.” His earlier books include ?Schott?s Original Miscellany,? which was translated into 13 languages; ?Schott?s Food and Drink Miscellany?; and ?Schott?s Sporting, Gaming and Idling Miscellany,? the release said.

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