Robert Gottlieb is an American writer and renowned editor in the book publishing business.
Gottlieb is perhaps best known for discovering and editing Catch-22 by the then unknown Joseph Heller. Gottlieb has been Editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf and in 1987 he succeeded William Shawn as editor of “The New Yorker” until 1992 when he was replaced by Tina Brown.
For many years Gottlieb was associated with New York City Ballet, serving as a member of its board of directors. In this vein, he published several books by people from the dance world including Mikhail Baryshnikov and Margot Fonteyn.