writer, New Yorker
Roger Angell has been a contributor to *The New Yorker* since 1944. He became a fiction editor in 1956 and is now a senior editor and staff writer at the magazine. His first contribution to the magazine was a piece of fiction titled "Three Ladies in the Morning". While stationed in the Central Pacific during the Second World War, where he was the managing editor of the Air Force enlisted-man's weekly *TIG Brief,* he wrote an article for *The New Yorker* about a bombing mission to Iwo Jima. After his work on *Brief*, he became a senior editor at *Holiday* magazine, where he remained from 1947 to 1956. Once on the *New Yorker* staff, he continued to contribute stories, casuals, and "Notes and Comment" pieces to the magazine, and began reporting on sports. Since 1962, he has written more than a hundred "Sporting Scene" pieces, mostly about baseball. He continues as one of *The New Yorker*'s fiction editors, editing the stories of John Updike, William Trevor, and Woody Allen. Angell has won a number of awards for his writing, including a George Polk Award for Commentary. He is a long-time ex-officio member of the council of the Authors Guild.