M.F.K. Fisher

I first came across Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908-1922) after reading The Gastronomical Me. I think the measure of a reader’s love for a writer comes from how often she finds herself thinking: this combination of words so precisely expresses how I feel about this or that situation that it is blowing my mind right now.

She wrote hundreds of stories for The New Yorker, as well as 15 books of essays and reminiscences – she invented a food writing genre that combined food writing with passionate prose. In 1963, W. H. Auden called her “America’s greatest writer.”

[ Read her obituary in The New York Times ]

You just know that she lived a very FULL life. I want to read everything by her.


Books by M.F.K. Fisher

Books about M.F.K. Fisher

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