Calvin Trillin (2009)

This event was on February 20th 2009.

What other American writer might be praised for work that is "horrifyingly mouth-watering" or lauded because "he can make a silk purse out of such routine merchandise as zipping and unzipping a snowsuit"? About Obviously On: The Bush Administration in Rhyme, Trillian himself has said "We weren't going to know whether you could bring down a presidency with iambic pentameter until somebody tried it.

Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1963, when the magazine published “An Education in Georgia,” his account of the desegregation of the University of Georgia. He is the author of thirty books. His nonfiction includes About Alice, Remembering Denny, and Killings. His humor writing includes books of political verse, comic novels, books on eating, and the collection Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin.