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Calvin Marshall Trillin (born 5 December 1935) is an American journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, memoirist and novelist.[1]


1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Bibliography 5 References 6 External links

Early life and education[edit] Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin
was born in Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
in 1935 to Edythe and Abe Trillin.[2] In his book, Messages from My Father, he said his parents called him "Buddy".[3] He attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University, where he was the roommate and friend of Peter M. Wolf, (for whose 2013 memoir, My New Orleans, Gone Away, he wrote a humorous foreword) and where he served as chairman of the Yale Daily News
Yale Daily News
and was a member of the Pundits and Scroll and Key before graduating in 1957;[4] he later served as a Fellow of the University. Career[edit] After a stint in the U.S. Army, he worked as a reporter for Time magazine before joining the staff of The New Yorker
The New Yorker
in 1963.[5] His reporting for The New Yorker
The New Yorker
on the racial integration of the University of Georgia
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. He has also written for The Nation
The Nation
magazine. He began in 1978 with a column called Variations, which was eventually renamed Uncivil Liberties and ran through 1985. The same name – Uncivil Liberties – was used for the column when it was syndicated weekly in newspapers, from 1986 to 1995. Essentially the same column then ran without a name in Time magazine
Time magazine
from 1996 to 2001. His humor columns for The Nation
The Nation
often made fun of the editor of the time, Victor Navasky, whom he jokingly referred to as the wily and parsimonious Navasky. (He once wrote that the magazine paid "in the high two figures.") From the July 2, 1990, issue of The Nation
The Nation
to today, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column – humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces than any other person for The Nation. 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".[6] 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
New York City
for its own sake and is unusual among novels for exploring the subject of parking. In 2008, The Library of America
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. Personal life[edit] In 1965, he married the educator and writer Alice Stewart Trillin, with whom he had two daughters. Alice died in 2001. He also has four grandchildren. Trillin lives in the Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village
area of New York City. Bibliography[edit] Main article: Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin
bibliography References[edit]

^ "Calvin Trillin". The Nation. ISSN 0027-8378. Retrieved March 10, 2017.  ^ "My Favorite Things: Calvin Trillin". Retrieved 2013-03-17.  ^ Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher (June 6, 1996). "A Father as Drum Major For His Son's America". The New York Times.  ^ The Yale Banner, History of the Class of 1957. ^ "Contributors – Calvin Trillin". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved March 10, 2017.  ^ Trillin, Calvin. Messages from My Father, p. 101. Macmillan Publishers, 1997. ISBN 0-374-52508-0. Accessed August 31, 2011. ""My father took it for granted that I would always be Jewish, whatever the background of the person I married. On the other hand, he didn't exactly raise me to be a Jew; he raised me to be an American."

External links[edit]

Column archive at The Nation Appearances on C-SPAN Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin
on IMDb Works by or about Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin
in libraries ( WorldCat
catalog) " Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin
collected news and commentary". The New York Times.  George Plimpton (Fall 1995). "Calvin Trillin, The Art of Humor No. 3". The Paris Review.  Alex Altman (December 1, 2008). "Q & A Calvin Trillin". Time.  " Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin
Is Going Out — to Eat (Again)", Dave Weich, Powells.com Strolling and Snacking with Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin
The New York Times "The Salon Interview: Calvin Trillin" "Chillin’ with Calvin Trillin" Interview by Pamela Ryckman, The Brooklyn Rail (June 2005) Politics In Verse With Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin

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