Where can I find more about the writer John McNulty?
April 18, 2005 11:52 AM   Subscribe

John McNulty, a newspaper "rewrite" man and writer for the New Yorker died in 1956 (his 2nd wife, Faith, just past away a week ago). He was good friends with the humorist James Thurber, who writes warmly about him. I'm looking for other contemporary mentions of McNulty.

I have copies of his books, "The World of John McNulty" and "This Place on Third Avenue." Thurber mentions him in "The Thurber Album" and "The Years with Ross." I'm looking for other citations. I'm particularly interested in his years in Columbus, Ohio.
posted by cptnrandy to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
Best answer: There are mentions of him in E.B. White's Letters.
Also a picture and a nice (but short) description of him in Brendan Gill's Here at the New Yorker.
posted by JanetLand at 3:51 PM on April 18, 2005

Best answer: There are quite a few mentions of him here (you'll have to wade through a rather large page) in the Short North Gazette. Apparently he and Thurber were quite the drinking buddies.
posted by Otis at 8:56 AM on April 19, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks - I knew about the Short North Gazette, but not Letters. Still on the trail!
posted by cptnrandy at 11:11 AM on April 19, 2005

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