E. B. White

American poet, journalist, editor, and essayist. Elwyn Brooks White was born in Mount Vernon, New York. Just three years after graduating from Cornell University in 1921, he began a sixty-year career on the staff of the New Yorker, contributing poems and articles and serving as a discreet and helpful editor. Among his many books, three written for children earned him lasting fame: Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). Renowned for his graceful prose, White revised and edited William Strunk's text The Ele- ments of Style (1919, 1959), a classic guide to writing still widely known as "Strunk and White." The collection Essays of E. B. White was published in 1977; a year later White was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for a lifetime of literary achievement. See also britannica.com/biography/E-B-White.