Roger Angell

Roger Angell
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Born(1920-09-19) September 19, 1920 (age 96)
New York City, New York, United States
Alma materHarvard University
GenreSports journalism
Notable awardsPEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing (2011)
J. G. Taylor Spink Award (2014)
SpouseEvelyn Baker (deceased);Carol Rogge Angell (deceased)
ChildrenCallie, Alice, and John Henry
RelativesE. B. White (stepfather)


Roger Angell (given birth to Sept 19, 1920) can be an American essayist known for his composing on sports activities, especially football. He is a regular contributor to THE BRAND NEW Yorker and was its main fiction editor for quite some time. He has created numerous functions of fiction, nonfiction, and criticism, and for quite some time composed an annual Xmas poem for THE BRAND NEW Yorker. He received several awards for his composing, like the George Polk Prize for Commentary in 1980, the Kenyon Review Prize for Literary Accomplishment in 2005 along with Umberto Eco, as well as the inaugural Pencil/ESPN Lifetime Accomplishment Prize for Literary Sports activities Composing in 2011. He was elected a Fellow from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007 and it is a long-time ex-officio person in the council from the Authors Guild. He was named the 2014 receiver of the J. G. Taylor Spink Prize by the Football Authors’ Association of America on Dec 10, 2013.

Early life and education

Angell may be the kid of Katharine Sergeant Angell Light, THE BRAND NEW Yorker’s initial fiction editor, as well as the stepson of renowned essayist E. B. Light, but grew up generally by his dad, Ernest Angell, a lawyer who became mind from the American Civil Liberties Union.Angell is a 1938 graduate from the Pomfret College and attended Harvard University or college. He served in america Army Air Causes during World Battle II.


Angell's earliest published functions were bits of brief fiction and personal narratives. A number of these parts were gathered in The Rock Arbor and Various other Tales (1960) and PER DAY in the life span of Roger Angell (1970).He initial contributed to THE BRAND NEW Yorker in March, 1944. His efforts continued into summertime 2017.He initial wrote professionally about football in 1962, when William Shawn, editor of THE BRAND NEW Yorker, had him happen to be Florida to create about spring schooling.Angell continues to be called the "Poet Laureate of football" but dislikes the word. In an assessment of ONCE AGAIN Around the Recreation area for the Journal of Sport Background, Richard C. Crepeau had written that "Eliminated once and for all", Angell's article for the profession of Steve Blass, "could be the very best piece that anyone provides ever created on football or any various other sport". Angell was one of the personalities who provided commentaries through the entire Ken Melts away series, Football, in 1994.Perhaps one of the most striking products from Angell's essays is a single ultimately published in Period Solution, involving a springtime training visit to start to see the Baltimore Orioles, where he interviews Earl Weaver, then your manager from the Orioles, about Cal Ripken, Jr., who was simply about to begin his rookie period. Angell quotations Weaver as stating about Ripken that, at whichever placement the team chooses (between shortstop and third bottom), "his supervisor can just compose his name in to the lineup each day for another fifteen years; that's how great he's". Beginning that season, Ripken actually was created into lineups each day for a lot more than fifteen years, placing the all-time consecutive-games-played streak of 2,632 video games. Angell's quotation of Weaver stands among the most extremely prescient (and well-documented) "first-guesses" in documented literature.

Personal life

Angell offers two kids, Alice and John Henry. He previously Alice and another child, Callie, along with his 1st wife Evelyn, and John Henry with Carol. Callie Angell, who was simply an authority within the movies of Andy Warhol, dedicated suicide on, may 5, 2010, in Manhattan, where she proved helpful being a curator on the Whitney Museum of American Artwork; she was 62. Within a 2014 article, Angell talked about her loss of life -- "the oceanic drive and mystery of this event"—and his battle to comprehend that "a lovely little girl of mine, my oldest kid, had finished her lifestyle." Alice Angell lives in Portland, Maine, and John Henry Angell lives in Portland, Oregon.His second wife, Carol Rogge Angell, to whom he was wedded for 48 years, died on Apr 10, 2012, of metastatic breasts cancer at age 73.



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