Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

Writer remembered for wit, intellectual bravery


The writer and critic Christopher Hitchens, who died Thursday from complications of esophageal cancer, was remembered as a man of intellectual bravery, uncompromising ideals, and prodigious appetites.

Hitchens’ career was a storied one. He wrote for The Nation, Harper’s, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Atlantic, among many other publications. He landed at Vanity Fair as a contributing editor in 1992. He authored 17 books.

“There will never be another like Christopher. A man of ferocious intellect, who was as vibrant on the page as he was at the bar,” wrote his friend and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.

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