Susan Morrison to Write a Biography on Lorne Michaels

By Maryann Yin Comment

SNL LogoSusan Morrison, an editor at The New Yorker, has signed a deal with Random House. She plans to write a biography profiling the creator and producer of Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels.

Vanity Fair reports that Morrison has obtained Michaels’ permission to work on this project. At this point in time, the publisher has not revealed the title of the book or the release date.

Here’s more from The New York Times: “Ms. Morrison was hired by Mr. Michaels to work at his shorter-lived 1984 NBC sketch program The New Show, where she was an assistant to the writer-producer Jim Downey, and she has edited S.N.L.-affiliated authors like Jack Handey and Steve Martin at The New Yorker. She said in response to emailed questions that she has been thinking about Mr. Michaels’s work for several decades.”