Books by Lillian Ross

REPORTING BACK by Lillian Ross
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A reminder that many fascinating folk reside on Memory Lane."
With generous selections from a half-century's work, veteran New Yorker reporter Ross (Here But Not Here, 1998, etc.) reflects on writing, celebrities, her career, friends, and family. Read full book review >
THE FUN OF IT by Lillian Ross
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 8, 2001

"An irresistible little treat for the New Yorker purists and latter-day fans all the same."
Seventy-five years' worth of the New Yorker's pithy, upfront mini-portraits of people and their times. Read full book review >
HERE BUT NOT HERE by Lillian Ross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Both too quirky and too chatty; Ross is at her best when sticking to writers, writing, and Shawn's editing. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An informative if scattershot account by Ross (Takes,1983, etc.) of her 40-year romance with New Yorker editor William Shawn. Read full book review >
PORTRAIT OF HEMINGWAY by Lillian Ross

"The first - not the most."
This portrait of Hemingway is a "Profile" which was originally done for The New Yorker in 1947, introduced by a prologue touching on the continuity of their friendship which began at that time, his generosity towards her (as towards many other writers), and briefly the unexpected response to the "Profile" which many found "devastating" although it met this magazine's criteria of objectivity and high fidelity (and the subject's approval). Read full book review >