Lillian Ross (journalist)
Lillian Ross (June 8, 1918 – September 20, 2017) was an American journalist and author, who was a staff writer at The New Yorker for seven decades, beginning in 1945. Her novelistic reporting and writing style, shown in early stories about Ernest Hemingway and John Huston, are widely understood as a primary influence on what would later be called "literary journalism" or "new journalism."[1]
Lillian Ross
BornLillian Rosovsky
June 8, 1918
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 20, 2017 (aged 99)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
OccupationJournalist, author
Ross was born Lillian Rosovsky in Syracuse, New York, in 1918 and raised, partly in Syracuse and partly in Brooklyn, the youngest of three children of Louis and Edna (née Rosenson) Rosovsky. Her elder siblings were Helen and Simeon. Much of her life was spent with New York journalist/editor William Shawn.[2] In The Talk of the Town, following the death of J. D. Salinger, she wrote of her long friendship with Salinger and showed photographs of him and his family with her family, including her adopted son, Erik (born 1965).[3][4]
Ross died from a stroke in Manhattan on September 20, 2017, at the age of 99.[5][6]
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Essays and reporting
  1. ^ https://www.newyorker.com/books/double-take/lillian-ross-in-the-new-yorker​.
  2. ^ Profile, nytimes.com; accessed June 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Ross, Lillian (February 8, 2010). "The Talk of the Town: Remembrance Bearable". The New Yorker. pp. 22–23. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "J.D. Salinger's spirit", newyorker.com; accessed June 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Kaufman, Michael T. (September 20, 2017). "Lillian Ross, Acclaimed Reporter for The New Yorker, Dies at 99". The New York Times. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Mead, Rebecca. "Lillian Ross, a Pioneer of Literary Journalism, Has Died at Ninety-Nine". The New Yorker. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  7. ^ Profile of Henry Jonas Rosenfeld (part 1).
  8. ^ Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
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