Lives Forever
The New Sun

Self Portrait

James Grover Thurber (1894-1961) was born and educated in Columbus, Ohio. In 1927 he joined the staff of The New Yorker where he helped change the face of American humor with his contribution as both a writer and artist. His work, much of which originally appeared in The New Yorker, has been collected in over 30 volumes of stories, essays, memoirs, fables, fairy tales, and plays -- most of them illustrated with his unique line drawings.

Two books by Thurber were published in 1994: People Have More Fun Than Anybody, a special centennial volume of previously uncollected writings and drawings edited by Michael Rosen, and The Great Quillow, a children's picture book originally published in 1944, and newly illustrated by Steven Kellogg.

Self Portrait from Thurber & Company. Copyright © 1966 Helen Thurber. Copyright © 1994 Rosemary A. Thurber.