Calvin Trillin

(b. 1935)

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Kansas Cityborn journalist, after graduation from Yale was a reporter for Time and then a staff writer for The New Yorker. His nonfictional works include An Education in Georgia (1964, about the first blacks to be admitted to a public university in Georgia; U.S. Journal (1971), vignettes of life in varied parts of the nation; American Fried (1974), on good food in the U.S.; Alice, Let's Eat (1978) and Third Helpings (1983), further adventures of a happy eater; Uncivil Liberties (1982), witty essays; and Killings (1984), about sudden deaths, mainly murders. His fiction includes Barnett Frummer Is an Unbloomed Flower (1969), humorous stories; Runestruck (1977), a funny tale of a New England town thought to be a Viking landing place; and Floater (1980), a comic treatment of work on a weekly news magazine.

Subjects: Literature.

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