Political satirist, humor writer and novelist, Christopher Buckley is the author of fourteen books, including Supreme Courtship, Boomsday, and Thank You For Smoking.
He is the only child of Patricia Taylor Buckley and William F. Buckley, Jr, the father of the modern conservative movement and founder of The National Review. For his writing, Christopher Buckley has been awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor and the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Buckley wrote a column for the right-leaning National Review, in which he endorsed Barack Obama.
He subsequently resigned from the magazine in the wake of a reader outcry. His forthcoming memoir, Losing Mum and Pup, chronicles the year in which both his parents died. With grace and warmth, Christopher Buckley illuminates their larger-than-life personalities, even as he relates the pain of losing them.
Christopher Taylor Buckley is an American political satirist and the author of several novels. He is the son of William F. Buckley Jr. and Patricia Buckley.
After a classical education at the Portsmouth Abbey School, Buckley, like his father, graduated from Yale University, as a member of Skull and Bones. He became managing editor of Esquire Magazine and later worked as the chief speechwriter for Vice President George H. W. Bush.
His novels include God Is My Broker, Thank You for Smoking, Little Green Men, The White House Mess, No Way to Treat a First Lady, Wet Work, Florence of Arabia, Boomsday, and, most recently, Supreme Courtship.
Calvin Trillin joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1963 and has contributed reporting pieces, humor, poetry, and essays. His many books include the comic novels "Floater" and "Tepper Isn't Going Out"; "Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme"; and the memoir "About Alice," which grew out of his New Yorker piece "Alice, Off the Page."