American essayist and sports writer.

1920 - 2022

Roger Angell is a senior editor and staff writer at the New Yorker. He is the author, co-author, and editor of several books, including The Summer Game. His writing has appeared in The Best American Sports Writing, The Best American Short Stories, and The Best American Essays. His awards include a George Polk Award for Commentary; the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse; presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters; a PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing; and the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, the highest honor given to writers by the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in New York City.