Writing to Learn Author:William K. Zinsser William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. After thirteen years with the New York Herald Tribune he left in 1959 to become a free-lance writer and has contributed to The New Yorker and other major magazines ever since. During the 1970s he was at Yale, where he taught nonfiction writing and humor writing and was master of Branford College.... more » In 1979 he became general editor of the Book-of-the-Month Club, leaving in 1987 to pursue his own writing.
Writing to Learn, the first of those pursuits, is his twelfth book. He is now at work on a book about baseball and spring training. He teaches writing at the Fieldston School. A fourth-generation Manhattanite, he lives in his home town with his wife, Caroline Zinsser.« less