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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

August 31st, 2002

American editor William Shawn (The New Yorker, 1952-1987) is born in 1907 in Chicago.

William Shawn, b. August 31, 1907, d. 1992

shawn.pngShawn is rightly credited for turning The New Yorker into a serious publication. Building on Harold Ross’s gift for attracting excellent writers, Shawn made the once-amusing and cheeky magazine into the most influential of its day by featuring the best fiction and non-fiction writers weekly in its pages.

Suggested Reading Biography & Memoir Here at The New Yorker, by Brendan Gill, 1975. Remembering Mr. Shawn’s New Yorker, by Ved Mehta, 1998.

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