Charles Van Doren

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Charles Van Doren is an American intellectual, writer, and publisher. He graduated from The High School of Music & Art, a bachelor of liberal arts degree from St. John's College, and a master's degree in astrophysics and a doctorate in English from Columbia University. Charles Van Doren was born into a family of literary tradition: he is the son of the poet, writer, and professor at Columbia University, Mark Van Doren, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in the category of poetry. His mother was the novelist Dorothy Van Doren; and historian Carl Van Doren, also Pulitzer Prize winner in the "biography" category, was his uncle. He was a dedicated scholar with a wide variety of interests. He graduated from The High School of Music & Art, a bachelor of liberal arts degree from St. John's College, and a master's degree in astrophysics and a doctorate in English from Columbia University.

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