CALVIN MARSHALL TRILLIN (born 5 December 1935) is an American journalist , humorist , food writer, poet, memoirist and novelist .
* 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Bibliography * 5 References * 6 External links
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
After a stint in the U.S. Army , he worked as a reporter for _Time _ magazine before joining the staff of _ The New Yorker _ in 1963. His reporting for _The New Yorker_ on the racial integration of the University of Georgia was published in his first book, _An Education in Georgia_. He wrote the magazine's _U.S. Journal_ series from 1967 to 1982, covering local events both serious and quirky throughout the United States.
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Family, travel and food are also themes in Trillin's work. Three of his books--_American Fried;_ _Alice, Let's Eat;_ and _Third Helpings_--were individually published and are also collected in the 1994 compendium _The Tummy Trilogy._ The most autobiographical of his works are _Messages from My Father_, _Family Man_, and an essay in the March 27, 2006, _New Yorker_, "Alice, Off the Page", discussing his late wife. A slightly expanded version of the latter essay, entitled _About Alice,_ was published as a book on December 26, 2006. In _Messages from My Father_, Trillin recounts how his father always expected his son to be a Jew , but had primarily "raised me to be an American".
He has also written a collection of short stories – _Barnett Frummer Is An Unbloomed Flower_ (1969) – and three comic novels, _Runestruck_ (1977), _Floater_ (1980), and _Tepper Isn’t Going Out_ (2001). This last novel is about a man who enjoys parking in New York City for its own sake and is unusual among novels for exploring the subject of parking .
In 2008, The Library of America selected the essay _Stranger with a Camera_ for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American True Crime.
In 2012, he was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for _Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff_, published by Random House. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame .