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.