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Tepper Isn't Going Out - Calvin Trillin

Tepper Isn’t Going Out – a novel.  Perhaps novella would be a better word?  Or satire?  This is a very short book by humorist Calvin Trillin, who was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humour in 2013 at the age of 78. 264 more words

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What If We Had To Pay "The Alice Tax"?


Kansas City native Calvin Trillin is an American author, journalist and humorist. He is a long time food writer for The New Yorker.

In 2012, Trillin was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff, published by Random House. 611 more words


Controversy and Technology: Your Weekly News Roundup by Emily Ramser

Breaking news—the literary world is growing and changing daily. Last week we had AWP and the Vida numbers announcement. This past week, for instance, included the release of several new writing-related apps, a story being translated in 30 plus languages and a controversy of one of… 901 more words

Change Seven Magazine

Thank God It’s Monday! #writing #cats #periwinkles

Thank God It’s Monday! Here’s a quote to get us started from New Yorker writer and humorist Calvin Trillin: “It seemed to me, in fact, that many of the attributes cat fanciers apply to cats–independence, the ability to care for themselves, an admirable absence of obsequiousness toward human beings–can be claimed for periwinkles as well, and in a much more manageable package.” (From  6 more words


City Of Gold

You’ve tasted Korean, Thai and Mexican food. You may have tasted Burmese, Ethiopian and Iranian food. You may know that Los Angeles is a city with a diverse population. 438 more words