- Christina Linklater
(b New York, NY, Nov 29, 1941). American music critic and poet. He graduated from Queens College, CUNY (BA 1962, English), and wrote his dissertation on Elizabeth Bishop at Harvard (PhD 1976). He joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1981 and in 1994 was named Frederick S. Troy Professor of English. Following a brief period of music criticism in the daily Boston Herald Schwartz began writing for the Boston Phoenix, an arts and entertainment weekly, in 1977; he became classical music editor in 1980 and maintains an exclusive relationship with the Phoenix, writing for no other local outlets. He has also published essays, reviews, and poetry in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The Paris Review, and was a regular reviewer for The Atlantic from 1981 to 1989. Schwartz was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 “for his skillful and resonant classical music criticism.” He holds three ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards, presented for his music writing in the ...