Lillian Ross

Lillian Ross (1918-2017), born Lillian Rosovsky, grew up in Syracuse and Brooklyn, New York. In 1945, she joined The New Yorker and was a staff writer there for seven decades. She was the author of eleven books, including Portrait of Hemingway, Vertical and Horizontal, Reporting, The Player, Here But Not Here, and Reporting Back: Notes on Journalism. She spent much of her life with the journalist and editor William Shawn. Her work is considered to be a major influence in the field of literary journalism.