Alumni News

William Zinsser ’40, Author of On Writing Well, Dies at 92

Jennifer Hammond – May 13, 2015

“William Zinsser, a writer, editor and teacher whose book On Writing Well sold more than 1.5 million copies by employing his own literary craftsmanship to urge clarity, simplicity, brevity and humanity, dies on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 92.”

Read more about William Zinsser ’40, the 2010 recipient of the Deerfield Academy Heritage Award, in the New York Times article by Douglas Martin on May 12, 2015.