The New Yorker
A Cosmopolitan World
The New Yorker was launched in 1925, and offers reporting, criticism, essays, fiction, poetry, humour,
and cartoons. At the start, the founding editor Harold Ross declared that the sophisticated magazine was
not edited for the old lady in Dubuque'.
The New Yorker has published work from such acclaimed writers as John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, J. D. Salinger, and Shirley Jackson.
From the very first issue, featuring the now iconic monocled dandy Eustace Tilley, The New Yorker's covers have been unique and pointed. The striking and sometimes controversial images from such artists as Peter Arno, William Steig, Saul Steinberg, Jean-Jacques Sempé, and Art Spiegelman remain as resonant as ever.
About the Author
Francoise Mouly joined The New Yorker as art editor in April 1993. She is the publisher and Editorial Director of TOON Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press. In 1980, Ms. Mouly was the founder, publisher, designer and co-editor with her husband, Art Spiegelman, of the pioneering comics anthology 'RAW', which launched artists such as Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Chris Ware, Xavier Mariscal, and many others. Ms. Mouly has been responsible for over 900 covers over her tenure at The New Yorker, many of which have been chosen by The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) as 'best cover of the year'. Born in Paris, Francoise Mouly studied architecture at the Beaux Arts, and moved to New York in 1974. In 2011 Ms. Mouly was awarded France's highest honor, the Legion of Honneur. She and her husband live in Manhattan.
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12+
Number Of Pages: 100
Published: 16th July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 11.6 x 6.4
Weight (kg): 0.72