Nice interview feature from Sridhar Pappu for the summer issue of men’s luxury quarterly M.
He caught up with 93-year-old New Yorker editor and writer Roger Angell to talk reader response to February 2014 piece “This Old Man,” Angell’s imminent receipt of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award and this man’s august New Yorker genealogy:
The magazine is more or less a part of him: He knew it well even as a child, given that his mother, Katharine White, was its literary editor from its founding year of 1925 to 1960, and his stepfather, renowned essayist and Charlotte’s Web author E. B. White, joined its staff in 1927 and stayed on as a contributor into the early eighties.
There’s also some great stuff in the article about why Angell and New Yorker editor David Remnick love the now no-longer-available Mead notebooks. Read the full piece here.
Photo courtesy: The New Yorker