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Writer, born on December 5, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. A Yale graduate, he was a New Yorker staff writer (1963) and columnist for the Nation and national syndication (1978).
Best known for his humorous writings about food and eating, Trillin's essays reported sympathetically on ordinary American life and passionately on food, and were collected in such volumes as American Fried (1974).
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