Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More on New Yorker on Stuart Little

Lots of folks have already pointed you to the New Yorker article The Lion and the Mouse by Jill Lepore. Let me take this opportunity to point you to an audio interview in the New Yorker Out Loud. Here is a description.
In this week’s issue, Jill Lepore writes about the battle over E. B. White’s “Stuart Little.” Here Jill Lepore and Roger Angell, E. B. White’s stepson and an editor at the magazine, talk about E. B. White’s writing, Katharine White’s columns about children’s literature, the librarian Ann Carroll Moore, and the challenge of writing for children.
This is very interesting listening. Do head on over and check it out.

You can also read Jill Lepore's comments about her research for the article.

Finally, you can read a personal history of E.B. White (did you know he was called Andy?) that Roger Angell wrote in 2005.


  1. Thanks for the reminder about that New Yorker article. I wanna read it!

  2. And thanks for the link to the personal history, which I just enjoyed very much!