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Calvin Trillin

Author of About Alice

Includes the names: Calvin Trillin, Calvin Trillin, Calvin Trillian

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Calvin Trillin attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University and graduated in 1957; he later served as a Fellow of the University. He was born on December 5, 1935. 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. 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. 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). Among his recent work, is Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse. He was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff, in 2012. (Bowker Author Biography)
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About Alice 857 copies, 52 reviews
Tepper Isn't Going Out: A Novel 480 copies, 23 reviews
The Tummy Trilogy 403 copies, 2 reviews
Travels with Alice 381 copies, 6 reviews
Messages From My Father: A Memoir 250 copies, 6 reviews
Family Man 233 copies, 6 reviews
Killings 178 copies, 4 reviews
Too Soon to Tell 151 copies, 1 review
American Stories 144 copies, 1 review
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (Contributor) 1,222 copies, 9 reviews
The Portable Sixties Reader (Contributor) 300 copies, 3 reviews
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (Contributor) 280 copies, 4 reviews
Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 275 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (Contributor) 198 copies
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (Contributor) 198 copies, 1 review
McSorley's Wonderful Saloon (Foreword, some editions) 166 copies, 3 reviews
Great British Cooking: Wellkept Secret, A (Foreword, some editions) 150 copies
The Best American Travel Writing 2009 (Contributor) 115 copies, 3 reviews
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (Contributor) 113 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 1987 (Contributor) 83 copies
Best Food Writing 2009 (Contributor) 82 copies
The Best American Magazine Writing 2004 (Contributor) 81 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Crime Reporting 2010 (Contributor) 57 copies, 1 review
Howe and Hummel: Their True and Scandalous History (Introduction, some editions) 48 copies, 3 reviews
The Jewish Writer (Contributor) 47 copies
They Went: The Art and Craft of Travel Writing (Contributor) 31 copies, 1 review
National Geographic Magazine 2005 v208 #5 November (Contributor) 25 copies, 1 review
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A longtime staff writer at The New Yorker, Calvin Trillin is also The Nation's deadline poet.  He lives in Greenwich Village, which he describes as "a neighborhood where people from the suburbs come on weekends to test their car alarms."
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