ROGER ANGELL, a senior editor and a staff writer, has contributed to The New Yorker since 1944 and became a fiction editor in 1956. His writing has appeared in many anthologies, including The Best American Sports Writing, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Essays, and The Best American Magazine Writing. His nine books include The Stone Arbor and Other Stories, A Day in the Life of Roger Angell, and, most recently, Let Me Finish. His baseball books include The Summer Game, Five Seasons, Late Innings, Season Ticket, Once More Around the Park, A Pitcher’s Story, and Game Time. He has won a number of awards for his writing, including a George Polk Award for Commentary, a Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse, presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2011 he was the inaugural winner of the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing. In 2014, Angell received the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, the highest honor given to writers by the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2015 he won the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism for “This Old Man.”
- Contributors’ Notes, The Best American Essays 2015.