Martha White ’77 on Her Grandfather E.B. White

Martha White, MHC ’77, recently contacted The Lyon Review to let us know that she recently finished editing a book of her grandfather E.B. White’s best quotations from the hundreds of essays, letters and other projects he wrote in his long, prolific career as essayist, fiction writer, famed children’s book author and everyone’s favorite grammarian.

Published in 2011, In the Words of E. B. White: Quotations From America’s Most Emminent Essayist is available from Cornell University Press.

We thought Lyon Review readers and writers might also enjoy this special video clip issued by the publisher on Martha’s reflections of her grandfather

Book Trailer: In the Words of E.B. White

Martha is herself a talented writer and editor who lives on the coast of Maine. A longtime contributing editor to Yankee Publishing and The Old Farmer’s Almanac, she also compiled two weekly columns for United Feature Syndicate for many years. Her articles, book reviews, short stories, and essays have been published in The New York Times; The Boston Globe; Christian Science Monitor; Early American Life, Country Journal, Down East; Garden Design, Maine Boats Homes and Harbors, and numerous other national magazines and small presses. She currently is working on a novel.

Thanks, Martha, for helping to keep the works of EB White alive and congratulations on all your own writing success.

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About Sandi Sonnenfeld

Sandi Sonnenfeld is a fiction writer and essayist. Her memoir, This Is How I Speak (2002: Impassio Press), which recounts how her views about what it means to be a woman in contemporary America changed after suffering a dangerous sexual assault, was a Booksense 76 finalist. With the memoir’s publication, she was named a 2002 Celebration Author by the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, which recognizes writers whose work merits special notice. Sandi has published more than two-dozen short stories and essays in Sojourner, Voices West, Hayden’s Ferry Review, ACM, Raven Chronicles, Necessary Fiction, Perigee, Revolution House and The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review among others. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Sandi holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Washington, where she won the Loren D. Milliman Writing Fellowship. She currently resides in New York's glorious Hudson Valley with her husband and the two of the world's most playful cats.