Pete Hamill worked for almost four decades on newspapers, and served as Editor-in-Chief of both the New York Post and the New York Daily News. He has published fifteen books, including eight novels, of which the most recent is Diego Rivera. (January 2001)



For me, Lars-Erik Nelson was the best Washington columnist of his time, and his sudden death on November 20 at fifty-nine must be listed under unacceptable losses. His columns for the New York Daily News and Newsday were models of that difficult form, a combination of a humane intelligence, solid …