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  • Roger Angell!

  • I’ll take Richard Brody in the corner to block, Peter.

  • Richard Brody

  • I’ll admit that I don’t have a favorite writer for the New Yorker. Instead I love all of the cartoons. While I read the articles nowadays, the cartoons fill me with the nostalgia of growing up looking for the cartoons in each issue. So much fun!

  • It’s been so long since I had to let my New Yorker subscription lapse, I don’t even remember who writes for it anymore. Help me remember who my favorite New Yorker writer is! 😀

  • Oh, I’ve missed The New Yorker…so much that I started getting RSS feeds in July. I don’t have a favorite columnist, but I love the ‘Talk of the Town’ feature, and the Humor and Fiction sections, too.

  • How about a cartoonist? I love Roz Chast and all of her anxieties!

  • Peter Schjeldahl

  • Wow, there are so many great writers, I don’t think I could pick just one!

  • Interesting that this pop-up contest popped up. I’ve been thinking I’d be a better human being if I read the New yorker. So no favorite author but I just read Chrystia Freeland’s current piece online and thought it was fine.
    BUT, weekly you say? How do I read a whole magazine every week????
    Thanks for the chance,

  • I love Malcolm Gladwell

  • I love love love Jill Lepore. Not only a fabulous historian of early America (which is how I knew of her work first), but an amazing and often hilarious critic, and a great feminist!
    I also have a soft spot for Calvin Trillin, but my love for Jill Lepore will never die.

  • Atul Gawande

  • I’ve never subscribed but if the cover looks that artsy I’d promptly sit down and read.

  • Oh dear. I feel so unworthy as I don’t know who the writers are… when I do see one (rarely) I just read the cartoons. Will loving the cartoons of Charles Addams work?
    Oh mighty Random Number Generator, pick me and make me a worthy article reader!

  • Don’t have a favorite but hope you let me enter anyway. Would love the weekly lift of The New Yorker in my mailbox. Aren’t you nice to think of making the offer into a contest!

  • Judith Thurman – Fashion and Books!

  • Atul Gawande

  • I subscribed to the New Yorker many years ago. I never really had a favorite writer, I just enjoyed the entire magazine. It would be nice to receive it again!

  • I love reading Ryan Lizza (sp)

  • Does Roz Chast count? I love her comics.

  • I knew someone who wallpapered their hall bathroom with New Yorker covers, so yeah. I only read it on airplanes, but it is my favorite airplane reading (if I’m not knitting), so I don’t have a favorite columnist. It’s just a treat.

  • I don’t have favorite writer– help me find one by picking me!

  • Roz, Roz, Roz…captures my life even better than Anna Quindlen.
    Plus I NEVER win anything…unless of course I won the WONDERFUL BLANKET SURPRISE and you just havent’ told me!

  • I agree! The covers are so nice!!
    I’d love to have this!!

  • Patricia Marx, and many others.

  • I’m so far away from New York I never think to read the New Yorker… but I do know they have great cartoons!

  • As a native Minnesotan (now living in Wisconsin), I have to say the Garrison Keillor is my favorite NYer writer.

  • I used to get the New Yorker, but had to cancel it due to financial reasons. I miss seeing that friendly cover in my mailbox every Tuesday. (It always came on Tuesday, odd.) My favorite writer would have been in the personal history column, David Sedaris or the late Nora Ephron. (Who I think is done writing for a while.)

  • David Sedaris, FTW!

  • The cartoons.

  • that would be fantastic 🙂

  • Malcolm Gladwell makes me think about the world in a different way every time I read him.

  • What a great gift – I love the New Yorker. My fav contributor of the past had to be Ogden Nash. Current favorite, David Sedaris.

  • What a great gift – I love the New Yorker. My fav contributor of the past had to be Ogden Nash. Current favorite, David Sedaris.

  • John Cassidy!
    I read him online all the time, it would be fun to get the actual magazine.

  • I admit, I love the cartoons the best. But the New Yorker is a great publication in general!

  • James Surowiecki–he writes the “Financial Page” column, and I started using it in my business writing class and got hooked–well-written, concise sum-ups & analysis of current business issues and ideas.

  • My favorite is Roz Chast…I really wish she lived next door so we could be friends. I love her view of life.

  • John McPhee, Adam Gopnik, Chast, the covers & spots, Talk of the Town, Personal History, NY arts, fiction – all wonderful and timeless (we save our issues!). Thanks for the chance!

  • Ian Frazier is very funny, but Calvin Trillin is my favorite of all time. The long articles are fabulous, but I couldn’t pick just one writer for those.

  • What if I don’t have a favorite writer because I don’t read The New Yorker yet? I want to find out who my favorite is though!

  • I actually like Anthony Lane. I always thought his movie reviews were hilarious (the disdain!) and would be disappointed if he didn’t have a review in that week. Malcolm Gladwell wrote an article on ketchup that was terrific…seriously, KETCHUP. I’m not kidding.

  • What if I don’t have a favorite writer because I don’t read The New Yorker yet? I want to find out who my favorite is though!

  • Can a cartoonist count? Roz Chast all the way! And I love the Fiction section. Would love to win this as I let my subscription lapse.

  • Writers: Gopnik & Sedaris
    Cartoonists: BEK & Chast
    How’s a person to choose just one?!

  • Claire Keegan. Her short story, Foster, is amazing.

  • Stephen King

  • I’m still scratching my head over the recent cover of Romney on a horse – can someone explain that one to me? Writers: Jerome Groopman, Atul Gwande, Adam Gopnik, Anthony Lane. Cartoonist: Roz Chast – we have favorites of hers tacked up all over the house.

  • Calvin Trillin!!!

  • I’ve never been to New York. I LOVE the magazine though. Someday I’ll get to go…

  • I have only read this magazine at the public library and that was a long time ago. Would love to become a subscriber.

  • What a treat! I guess I’d say Gopnik. Thanks for the contest.

  • Steve Martin!

  • Atul Gawande!

  • David sedaris I am across over from being an American life junkie

  • Big fan of Frank Rich, big fan. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • David Sedaris! He makes me laugh, out loud, for real, and in public!

  • I’ve never really read The New Yorker, but I’d love the opportunity to try it!

  • James Thurber (you didn’t say it had to be a current writer…)

  • Always enjoy their cover art. Thanks for sharing.

  • I’m about as far from New York as one can be on the mainland, but I’ll read almost anything that is intelligently written.

  • I don’t have a favorite New Yorker writer because I’ve never read it on a regular basis. I suppose because I haven’t lived in the northeast since I was a child. But I’d love to try it for a year!

  • Gopnik, hands down, I tried getting it on the Kindle, but it wasn’t the same and they raised their rates, so I quit, I try to buy the summer reading issues and would love to subscribe again!

  • Gopnik, Trillin, Sedaris, Rich, Martin….too hard to pick a favorite.

  • James Thurber; favorite cartoonist, a toss-up between Charles Addams and Gahan Wilson . . . .

  • Steve Martin! Yee-haw!

  • Oh what fun!! LOVE The New Yorker. And Rachel Cohen! 🙂

  • I like Gopnik and I would love this!

  • I love sedaris!

  • I’ve never gotten the New Yorker but I’m sure I’d love it. I’ll put in for it too. 🙂

  • Not sure he’s written for them per se, but I love when children’s author William Joyce has been their cover artist. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • So hard to choose a favorite, but if I’ve read every book by Sedaris and Gladwell, I guess I’ll have to do with them. Thanks for sharing this with your knitter peeps.

  • I’d love to give a copy of The New Yorker to my daughter – a new New Yorker.

  • How can you pick only one?!

  • I love the New Yorker! I let my subscription lag two years ago, after the birth of my third child. I just couldn’t stand the sight of those piles of unread issues. I’m going to say Ring Lardner. (heh)

  • Ooh, I would love this! One of my favorite authors, who has also had her writing in The New Yorker: Joyce Carol Oates.

  • Why, Dorothy Parker, of course!
    I LOVE the New Yorker but due to financial reasons I let my subscription lapse. However, that doesn’t stop me from buying a copy to read in the airport every time I fly to or from a gig, meaning I spend WAY more than I would have if I’d just bought the damn subscription. And I’d have a lot more magazines to read, too!

  • Calvin Trillin.
    He doesn’t know it, but I am his good friend, and I’m always available to help him out of a jam.

  • David Sedaris, with many others in close second…

  • John McPhee. Science and nature for all.

  • I really like Amy Dickinson’s “Close Read”.

  • Richard Brody. Okay, I can’t lie, I don’t have a favorite New Yorker writer. But it is my 40th birthday on Saturday and nothing says,”I am now really an adult and should start to act like one!” like getting a subscription to a magazine.

  • I have never read this magazine, so can’t comment on a writer, but I’d LIKE to read it!

  • As I’ve never had a chance to regularly read “The New Yorker” would love to win this! Thanks for the great offer.

  • Oh, I’d love to get it, but I’m in Argentina… Do you think “anybody I want” will include international subscriptions??

  • Malcolm Gladwell and I would love a subscription.

  • David Sedaris!!

  • Never read the magazine (I know blasphemous!) but the covers always intrigued me. What a cool contest – thank you!

  • I really like Amy Dickinson’s “Close Read”.

  • I hope the artists count — Roz Chast, hands down!

  • Although I could never tell you who wrote any of the articles I have read, everytime I go to the doctors office, I like reading some of the articles and looking at the pictures 🙂

  • Adam Gopnik….then Steve Martin

  • Susan Orlean!

  • I love the long stories – don’t know who writes them! My New Yorker subscription ended years ago, but I am so ready to start it again!

  • Calvin Trillin and the cartoons, of course!

  • Calvin Trillin, Charles Addams, Cheever, Updike, Annie Proulx…did you say one?

  • Malcolm Gladwell, the cartoons, book reviews….. I want this!!

  • Malcolm Gladwell. Thanks so kindly for the chance!

  • I’ve never read this magazine, but would sure like the chance to find my favorite author.

  • The covers and cartoons are always my favorites.
    It would be fun to get, for whoever is the lucky winner.

  • I love David Sedaris and Adam Gopnik and I loved Jenny Allen’s piece “I’m a Mom” recently. It really is the best piece of mail in my mailbox!!!

  • I used to date a guy with a subscription to the New Yorker. I must admit I haven’t read it regularly since (for like the last 15 years!) But I have to say I always loved the cartoons….

  • I especially like the cartoons but for writers you can’t beat John McPhee or David Sedaris. (Full disclosure: I generally only read the New Yorker at my dentist’s office or at the expensive car fixing place with the fancy-schmancy waiting room. At my regular car fixing/ oil change place I knit or bring my own book.)

  • Yes, I know they’re long gone, but E.B. White and Shirley Jackson (The Lottery, etc) are my all-time favorites. Among the living, Angell, Gawande and Gladwell are high on my list.

  • Roz Chast!

  • John Cassidy – but maybe it’s just the seasonality of it!

  • My pattern with The New Yorker is that I subscribe for awhile and then when the back copies pile up, I cancel. Then I miss it and resubscribe. I am currently at the missing stage in the cycle. So perfect timing. Although I never win anything. (proof me wrong here, ladies)
    Favorite writer — hmmmm, this is like picking a favorite Rowan yarn. Past or present … David Sedaris. Thanks.

  • My pattern with The New Yorker is that I subscribe for awhile and then when the back copies pile up, I cancel. Then I miss it and resubscribe. I am currently at the missing stage in the cycle. So perfect timing. Although I never win anything. (proof me wrong here, ladies)
    Favorite writer — hmmmm, this is like picking a favorite Rowan yarn. Past or present … David Sedaris. Thanks.

  • I don’t have a favorite writer yet because I’ve never read The New Yorker (are you shocked?). It’s always something I’ve wanted to read but never got around to picking up.

  • Frazier, Gropnik, Sedaris, Surowiecki. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • I read a fascinating multi-issue article in 1986 when my old, old job used to take the magazine. The article was written, I think, by William Buckley and was about sailing. Not much since but I love the covers.

  • OMG. I think I’m too late, but seriously, Ann, I was looking at the cost of subscriptions YESTERDAY. Oh well, next time I will be more on top of it.
    Lately I like Junot Diaz. Oh, and one of my favorite New Yorker stories ever — I just can’t remember the title or the author. The central image is very vivid in my mind, but I can’t for the life of me recall who wrote it!

  • My favorite New Yorker writer is Jeff Toobin. But I wish the New Yorker had published my cartoon— Sarah Palin in a hot air balloon about to crash into an electrical substation. But, alas, they didn’t….

  • I would love a subscription to the New Yorker! I used to read it regularly.

  • Calvin Trillin! (One of my favorite authors ever, for his “Tummy Trilogy” alone.)
    Also, love The New Yorker in general, and the cartoons in particular. Oh, and thanks for thinking of your knitting blog family when you got the offer…

  • I do not have a favorite writer but I would love a subscription!
    Thanks for offering it to blog readers.

  • Roger Angell, no Calvin Trillin, wait, it’s Adam Gopnik, no make that ATul Gawande, bother it, I have too many favs! This is like picking your favorite knitting pattern. Another serious character flaw revealed.

  • So many great writers…current faves include David Sedaris and Atul Gawande. And then there are the cartoonists! Roz Chast hard to beat.

  • Steve Martin and Garrison Keillor.

  • I don’t have a favorite writer, but just thinking about the New Yorker brings back wonderful memories of my recently departed father-in-law. He subscribed to this magazine for years and years. In fact, it’s one of the only magazines that I could find to read when I visited his house! Good times.

  • If John McPhee writes it, I’ll read it. I also love Ian Frazier.

  • I love the new Yorker. Vince Flynn is a current favorite.

  • My step dad sends me bits of the new yorker, but I’ve never had the opportunity to get it myself. So, I don’t have a favorite yet, but I hope to!

  • Forgot to tell you that my first reaction was, “OMG! Ann has a piece in the NEW YORKER!”

  • Oh how I miss getting the New Yorker! I used to get it every week when I lived in Boston and took the T all over the city and had time to read magazines. Those were the days! I’d love to start reading it again.

  • The best short story I ever read was in the New Yorker!

  • Jeffrey Toobin for me.

  • I don’t know any New Yorker authors but I do love the cartoons. What a wonderful prize!
    Beth F.

  • Malcolm Gladwell!

  • Do I have to have a favourite New Yorker writer? What if I just like the cover art? Did you see Blown Covers, a book of cover art which never actually got published? Brilliant.

  • how to compare?….on one hand Gopnik, Gladwell, and Sedaris for a smile, on the other Jon Lee Anderson for life’s harsh realities.

  • Alice Munro – best short story writer ever.

  • I’m not familiar enough with the writers to choose one, but I want to be! Been thinking about buying a subscription so this give-away is very timely -ha! Many thanks.

  • Atul Gawande – hands down!

  • I really enjoy David Sedaris. My dad had a subscription for years and made scrap books of the cartoons. Thnaks for bringing back good memories.

  • My favorite part of The New Yorker is the fiction pieces, and they’re written by different people in each issue, so I can’t say precisely who my favorite author is. I try to get to the library every week to read the original pieces every week, but in reality, I make it maybe 2 times per month. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Just thinking about a favorite makes me giggle. Calvin Trillin, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell are all great.

  • I wish I read the New Yorker enough to have a favorite writer. With any luck I can get back to you on that!

  • I wish I read the New Yorker enough to have a favorite writer. With any luck I can get back to you on that!

  • I cannot name my favorite. I always find something funny and provocative, even in the 5 year old copies available in Dr. waiting rooms.
    May I just say, you are just the funniest blog around. I am always thrilled to see a new entry. And I cannot believe you turned the buy one get one free from the publisher into a contest. I just got one from Family Circle and I sent it to my ex-Mother in law. You, you make yours a contest for your readers! Great!
    Has anyone told the New Yorker?

  • How do you choose the best? I know I scan through, carefully look at all the cartoons, and then go back and do my serious reading. Thanks for the chance in a million. I think this is a great contest.

  • So many, but I am particularly glad whenever Andy Borowitz posts a new piece of satire. Also, Junot Diaz has had a couple of stories published lately, and he’s fantastic!

  • Alice Munro!

  • No favorite writer — I’m in it for the cartoons. And the inspired cartoon contest on the back page! best thing in any magazine. Worth the price of admission by itself!

  • do the writers of the cartoons count? If so, they are my favorite. I think I am finally old enough, and possibly sophisticated enough to have this arrive in my mailbox – even the thought of it makes me smile, so yup, I’m ready.

  • I love anyone who writes about food and arts!

  • Gotta add Woody Allen – his articles slay me !

  • I just found Jennifer Egan via the Science Fiction issue this summer. I enjoyed her story “Beauty” so much that I bought her novel “A Visit from the Goon Squad” for my Nook which was wonderful. I buy New Yorker Magazine anytime I have a plane flight. They have a great fiction podcast that features wonderful stories from past issues read by other fiction writers. Go New Yorker Magazine! Nina

  • Ian Frazier popped into my brain first, so I’m going with that.

  • I’m in it for the cartoons. 🙂 hope that doesn’t disqualify me!

  • Larry Wright!
    Kate Boo!
    John McPhee!
    Diane Ackerman!
    Susan Orlean!

  • I don’t get the New Yorker so I don’t have a favorite yet. I’d like a subscription because it looks like a great magazine.

  • I was not around when he wrote and drew cartoons for The New Yorker, but James Thurber still brings a smile to my heart.

  • my favorite new yorker writers are the ones who do the cartoons. I’m shallow that way.

  • The New Yorker brings back such memories. It was one of many magazines my late father subscribed. He would always let me know when Berton Roueche had an article, I loved his medical mysteries. Today, when I pick it up at the library, I always look for David Sedaris.

  • Hard to choose, but I do love Atul Gawande’s stories. Best medical journalism around.

  • Malcolm Gladwell.
    I picked up my sister-in-law’s NY’er while on vacation this summer, read it cover to cover, and resolved to subscribe this year. Far better than my suscription to yet-another-knitting magazine!

  • Calvin Trillin – no doubt! Such a great magazine! Thanks for spreading the love!

  • Not sure if he is still writing regularly, but I really like Atul Gawande’s healthcare articles.

  • I look forward to the New Yorker’s arrival in my California mailbox every week. It is NOT the same on an electronic device. How could I read it on a fancy e-trinket in the bathtub?
    Favorites? Gopnik. McPhee. Trillin. So hard to decide! And BEK’s cartoons.
    Pick me!

  • E.B. White, Charles Addams, Wm. Buckley

  • Andy Borowitz
    Would love to have the printed magazine again. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely gift.

  • E. B. White.

  • Have never had a chance to read it , would live to have a chance to find out what the fuss is about ! 🙂

  • So…does it have to be a current writer? This issue? This year? This decade? I’ll take Roger Angell on baseball for the win thank you very much…

  • I love every page … but the special thrill is having read an unknown author when her/his first work is published in New Yorker and to be right there as she/he becomes top of the charts .. John Updike comes to mind … One of the great joys of growing old…..

  • David Sedaris, hands down… love his stuff!

  • I have never read The New Yorker! I would love to see what I am missing.

  • Used to read The New Torker as a teen in the 70s, especially those capsule reviews of Broadway shows. Of course, growing up in Cleveland, I didn’t even see one until I moved to the east coast after college and my friends were all doing Wall St. In the 80s.

  • Sadly I do not have a favorite writer since I have never subscribed, but I would love to find one! I do always enjoy a David Sedaris article online from time to time (and of course when he is on “This American Life”). Thanks for the fun chance! While I no longer knit I still love reading your blog (and books)!!

  • sweet! finding the new yorker in my mailbox is one of the highlights of my week!
    favorite authors who write for the new yorker – oliver sacks and david sedaris. oh, and i loved it when steve martin showed up there too.

  • I only get trade magazines (as a nurse) so getting a fun to read magazine would be such a treat. Thanks for the chance!

  • I don’t have a favorite writer but I always loved the cartoons and my Gammy always got it and she would frame the cover photos. It’s a sentimental thing.

  • I just discovered Dorothy Parker, who I occasionally love but always admire. And because they both make me feel that my life is wasted if I don’t immediately move to France, David Sedaris and Adam Gopnik.

  • It’s been awhile since I’ve read it, but I would love to get to know all the writers again!!

  • Ok, I don’t get to read the New Yorker much, only when I go to the dentist. But I always enjoy it, and it would be so cool to read it regularly. And I agree with you, reading something online just isn’t the same as holding the real thing in your hands.

  • I don’t have a favorite New Yorker writer but I would if I had a subscription. You can help, pick me!

  • I’ve always loved the New Yorker – the history just in the cover typeface! It’s been a while since I’ve had a magazine that I like (not Golf)

  • They have the best cartoons.

  • Ohhh, yes, please!

  • Calvin Trillin is my man. But: Hertzberg, Gopnik and old columns from Janet Flanner’s letters from Paris also float my boat.

  • James Thurber is my all time favorite with both his writing and cartoons; and David Sedaris is my favorite living writer. (I know you said just one, but how could I pick?) I would love to read the New Yorker more often, though, and get to know the other writers.

  • I haven’t had the opportunity to read the NYer, but would love to. The cartoons are always fun…and James Thurber was always a favorite of mine.

  • The cartoonists; all of them!

  • I let my subscription lapse in 2008 when I lost my job so I don’t know who writes for them anymore. It used to be Roger Angell–is that spelled correctly. It was my favorite magazine and I’d love to get it again.

  • David Sedaris has to be one of their current best

  • I have to finish Bowling Avenue first. Only 20 pages left, but a house full for Thanksgiving. Can’t kick them out because of Delia.

  • Jeffrey Toobin!

  • I’m a big Calvin Trillin fan. Love that man!

  • Alice Munro, and Roz Chast.

  • am I too late???

  • thurber cartoons sides i would cry for a week
    if i did not win and you are kind and would not
    want me to be in a state of distress thats
    somewhere out west the population does not
    read the new yorker and mitt will not pay for it

  • Atul Gawande. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Does this count? I loved it when Elaine bennes wrote a comic in the new Yorker.

  • I love Calvin Trillin, but there’s hardly anything I’ve ever read in the New Yorker that I didn’t enjoy. Thanks for the contest!

  • I may be too late but probably Calvin Trillin, but I love lots of them.

  • i love the cartoonist kate beaton.

  • Drat! I’m way too late to enter!
    I was at the Battle of Germantown reenactment. We lost.

  • Malcolm Gladwell, definitely.

  • Susan Orlean!

  • wow – that’s tough – how about Adam Gopnick and TC Boyle. . . thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never read The New Yorker, but I’d love to start! I love the cover!

  • I had a subscription, and one year they asked me to renew and the price was higher than before, and I realized that I had a bunch to catch up on, so I put off renewing. Well I’m just now caught up to July 2008. Apparently there are wonderful shows and yummy restaurants in NYC that I should go see sometime. And there’s trouble in the middle east and everyone’s riled up about the presidential election. So I should get a new subscription so that I can read about something new, right?

  • I have never subscribed to The New Yorker but I love the cartoons!

  • I always look forward to Atul Gawande’s articles. I agree, love reading the paper magazine.

  • I always look forward to Atul Gawande’s articles. I agree, love reading the paper magazine.

  • Roger Angell and Chast.

  • David Sedaris!