Critical Mass

Remembrances of Elizabeth Hardwick


Former NBCC board member Mark Feeney pays tribute to her finest work, and remembers what it was like squaring off against her in the debating room at the Algonquin.

Writing in the Guardian, Skidmore professor Linda Hall recalls her friend and the amazing impression of ease she could convey in her prose.

Here is the Los Angeles Times’ obituary.

Worth going back to: Harpers, where she had a home of sorts, reprints some choice excerpts from her essays.