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Calvin Trillin

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
12:00am Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 03/17/2024

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Journalist, humorist, poet, and novelist Calvin Trillin started his professional career in the early 1960’s at Time Magazine. Soon after that, he joined the staff of The New Yorker, where he continues to be a regular contributor. Trillin is the author of 32 books, including memoir, verse, food writing, and humor. In his latest, The Lede: Dispatches From A Life in the Press, he recalls some of the legendary writers and editors he has met during seven decades of journalism.

On February 22, 2024, Calvin Trillin came to the studios of KQED in San Francisco to talk to Steven Winn about The Lede.

This was hardly Trillin’s first appearance with City Arts & Lecture. In fact, he’s graced our stage more than any other guest, a total of 19 times since his first visit in 1982. For this interview, we’ve included few highlights from those appearances, including a 2002 conversation with former Gourmet Magazine editor Ruth Reichel and the founder of Berkeley’s Chez Panisse, Alice Waters.