Journalist, humorist, and devoted eater Calvin Trillin, is a most beloved chronicler of culture. His long association with The New Yorker Magazine began in 1963 with his U.S. Journal articles, compiled as he traveled the country, searching for obscure stories and developing a taste for regional delicacies.
Though his writing about food began as comic relief from his more serious pieces, it has earned him a dedicated readership and has been collected in three books including American Fried, Alice Let’s Eat, and Third Helpings. Trillin’s other works include Messages From My Father; Remembering Denny, and About Alice, a touching book about his late wife who was his muse and best friend.
The recently published humor collection Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin covers a wide range of subjects from a voodoo economics ceremony to the mystery of how his mother managed to feed her family nothing but leftovers for more than thirty years. As “deadline poet” for The Nation, Trillin analyzes current events in verse form. Calvin Trillin is also a board member of City Arts & Lectures