Ralph Blumenthal’s seventh and latest book, The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack, is scheduled for publication by the University of New Mexico Press in early 2021.
After retiring from his 45-year career at The New York Times in 2009, Ralph continues to contribute articles to The Times and other publications. He lectures on historical events and current issues. He is a Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College of the City University of New York where he maintains a blog on a prime collection about civic reformer and public administrator Luther Halsey Gulick III in the Archives of the Newman Library. https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ipaprocessing/
And since 2010 he has been a journalism instructor in the international summer program of Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Deborah Blumenthal, a children’s book author and writer of young adult novels. They have two grown daughters, Anna and Sophie, and a 9-year-old beagle/pointer rescue, Nellie.