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Peter Rand Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Rand has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of creative writing

Reflecting his eminent 20-year teaching career at Boston University, Peter Rand was honored after his retirement in 2018 with the title of Master Lecturer Emeritus.

    BELMONT, MA, August 26, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Peter Rand with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Rand celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Having accumulated almost 50 years of experience, Mr. Rand is currently a freelance writer and editor in Belmont. Reflecting his eminent 20-year teaching career at Boston University, he was honored after his retirement in 2018 with the title of Master Lecturer Emeritus. Previously, he served as the executive director for Ballets Russes 2009, a Boston festival. Likewise, he found success at Harvard University as a preceptor from 1997 to 1999. Prior to this appointment, he gained valuable experience as an instructor at Columbia University from 1976 to 1991. His editorial career began at Antaeus for which he served as advisory fiction editor from 1970 to 1973. After, Mr. Rand was an editor for the Washington Monthly from 1974 to 1975.

Prior to embarking upon his professional journey, Mr. Rand pursued an education at University of California Berkeley before leaving for Africa and covering a colonial revolution, which served as the background for his first novel. When the work was received with literary acclaim, he knew he would continue along the path of writing. Mr. Rand graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Arts in 1975. He was bestowed with a grant in 1977 by the Creative Artists Performing Service of New York.

A member of PEN and an affiliate of the J.K Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Mr. Rand has published articles and reviews in a number of publications. Books he has authored include "Firestorm," "China Hands: The Adventures and Ordeals of the American Journalists Who Covered the Great Chinese Revolution," "Conspiracy of One," "Gold from Heaven," and "My Zanzibar Revolution," His editorial translation titles include "Deng Xiaoping, Chronicle of an Empire" by Ruan Ming, "Zhou Enlai: The Perfect Revolutionary" and "The Ballets Russes and the Art of Design," among other publications. Additionally, he served as Secretary for the Tavern Club of Boston from 2004 to 2008, President of the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative between 2010 and 2018, and is currently a Trustee of The Museum of Russian Icons.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Rand has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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