A staff writer at the New Yorker since 1963, Calvin "Bud" Trillin is the author of more than 20 books, including 2001's Remembering Danny, Tepper Isn't Going Out, and About Alice, a memoir of his wife who died of complications from heart surgery in 2001.
Raised in Kansas City, Trillin went on to Yale where he served as chairman of the Yale Daily News. After brief stints in the Army and at Time, he joined the staff of the New Yorker in 1963 where he wrote about the desegregation of the University of Georgia that became the subject of his first book, An Education in Georgia. Although he wrote a longtime column for The Nation called Uncivil Liberties (which also became a book), he is best known for his many-decades long tenure with the New Yorker: he's published over three hundred pieces for the magazine which have mostly focused on American life and politics. Additionally, he's published dozens of books, from novels like Floater and Runestruck to memoirs like Remembering Denny and Messages from My Father and tomes about eating like American Fried. Clearly a man not content to be tied down to any single form, Trillin has even written a few one man shows called Calvin Trillin's Uncle Sam and Words, No Music. [Image via Getty]