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The Best American Magazine Writing written by Clay Felker

 

The Best American Magazine Writing written by Clay Felker

Overview:

A discerning collection of great magazine pieces drawn from the nominees for the prestigious National Magazine Awards.

In the world of magazines, no recognition is more highly coveted than an "Ellie," the National Magazine Award presented by the American Society of Magazine Editors to the best of the American magazines. The Awards are the magazine equivalents to the Pulitzer Prizes of the newspaper industry. Each year, hundreds of editors-in-chief, journalism professors, and art directors winnow more than a thousand submissions to about seventy-five nominees in categories such as Reporting, Feature Writing, Profiles, Public Interest, Essays, Reviews and Criticism. Interest in the nominees is keen, and this collection will allow people both in the magazine world and beyond to find in one place, read, and admire the year's best. It is a wonderful, browsable volume of interest to writers and readers who appreciate magazine writing and journalism at its highest level.

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is the professional organization for senior editors of consumer magazines and business publications which are edited, published, and sold in the United States. It sponsors the National Magazine Awards which are administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Synopsis:

A discerning collection of great magazine pieces drawn from the nominees for the prestigious National Magazine Awards.

In the world of magazines, no recognition is more highly coveted than an "Ellie," the National Magazine Award presented by the American Society of Magazine Editors to the best of the American magazines. The Awards are the magazine equivalents to the Pulitzer Prizes of the newspaper industry. Each year, hundreds of editors-in-chief, journalism professors, and art directors winnow more than a thousand submissions to about seventy-five nominees in categories such as Reporting, Feature Writing, Profiles, Public Interest, Essays, Reviews and Criticism. Interest in the nominees is keen, and this collection will allow people both in the magazine world and beyond to find in one place, read, and admire the year's best. It is a wonderful, browsable volume of interest to writers and readers who appreciate magazine writing and journalism at its highest level.

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is the professional organization for senior editors of consumer magazines and business publications which are edited, published, and sold in the United States. It sponsors the National Magazine Awards which are administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

KLIATT

What a good idea this is! This collection reprints winners of the National Magazine Award sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). Since this anthology emphasizes reporting and analysis, there is no overlap with the older series The Best American Essays, which emphasizes the personal essay. In another refreshing choice, the book contains only one celebrity interview, a genre that dominates so many of our magazines. Some of the essays are horrifying: Richard Preston's piece on smallpox, Vanity Fair reports on torture and genocide in Yugoslavia, and the longest essay in the book, Kenneth Cain's report on the civil war in Liberia. Others are touching, including Gary Smith's Sports Illustrated rumination on a photograph taken in the Texas Christian University locker room minutes before the 1957 Cotton Bowl. In all the reportorial pieces, precise detail and intelligent analysis are evident, none more so than in Bryan Hayes's fascinating piece from The Sciences on the elaborate astronomical clock of the Strasbourg Cathedral, an essay subtitled "When one millennium's bright ideas become inscrutable legacies for the next." The winners also include three excellent short stories, all from The New Yorker, including a funny and moving story of sexual frustration, "The Barber's Unhappiness" by George Saunders, and Jhumpa Lahiri's charming story of Bengali immigrants to London, "The Third and Final Continent." Another category represented here is movie and book reviews. Teenage readers might be especially interested in Tom Carson's critique of Saving Private Ryan, first published in Esquire. Young people, especially those who don't regularly read general interest magazines,will find some intriguing surprises here. The ASME hopes to make this collection of prizewinners an annual event. Long may the series flourish. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Perseus/Public Affairs, 400p, notes, 21cm, 00-057583, $14.00. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Michael P. Healy; English Teacher, Wood River H.S., Hailey, ID, May 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 3)

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