Anne Heller has delivered dozens of talks and lectures on mid-twentieth-century American literature, issues in biography, the art and craft of editing, and the life and works of Ayn Rand and Hannah Arendt at the Cato Institute, the 92nd Street Y, the National Arts Club, the Harvard Club of New York, the New York Metropolitan Club, the Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts, the Los Angeles Historical Society, the Kansas City Public Library, the Museum of the City of New York, Boston Public Radio, WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” Bennington College, UCLA, the Columbia University School of the Arts, writers’ conferences, and other forums. She has taught undergraduate courses at Bennington College and in the New York University Department of Journalism.
WRITING & EDITING
After serving as managing editor of The Antioch Review in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Anne Heller moved to New York City and made a career in magazine publishing at Esquire, Redbook, Lear’s, and the Condé Nast Publications. It was while working on a prospective personal-finance magazine at Condé Nast that she first discovered the novels of Ayn Rand and decided to write a biography of the famous “philosopher-queen of the best-seller lists” and fierce proponent of American capitalism. She has written for Esquire, Vogue, Lear’s, and other publications, and continues to work as an editor of magazine start-ups and special magazine projects.