The coveted "Ellie" award

Congratulations to William Zinsser, a finalist for this year’s National Magazine Award in the category of Digital Commentary.

Read all of Zinsser’s online essays about writing, popular culture, and the arts here.

FYI, here are the finalists:

Commentary, Digital Media
Honors excellence in opinion journalism on digital platforms

The American Scholar (“Zinsser on Friday,” by William Zinsser)
CNET (“Molly Rants,” by Molly Wood)
The Daily Beast  (Commentary by Michelle Goldberg)
The New Yorker (“New Yorker” Writers on Osama bin Laden)
Rolling Stone (“Taibblog,” by Matt Taibbi)

Click here to see all the ASME 2012 Digital Ellies Finalists:

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William Zinsser is a lifelong journalist and nonfiction writer—he began his career on the New York Herald Tribune in 1946—and is also a teacher, best known for his book On Writing Well, a companion held in affection by three generations of writers, reporters, editors, teachers and students. His 17 other books range from memoir (Writing Places; Writing About Your Life) to travel (American Places), jazz (Mitchell & Ruff), American popular song (Easy to Remember). baseball (Spring Training) and the craft of writing (Writing to Learn). During the 1970s he was at Yale University, where he was master of Branford College and taught the influential nonfiction workshop that would start many writers and editors on their careers. Today, in New York, he continues to write and to teach. From 2010 – 11 he wrote a weekly blog, “Zinsser on Friday” about the craft of writing, popular culture, and the arts. Later this year he will return to the online format for an informal conversation with his readers on this website. His office is at 135 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022.


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