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Alec Wilkinson


  1. Alec Wilkinson is a writer who has been on the staff of The New Yorker since 1980. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer he is among the "first rank of" contemporary American "literary journalists... of Naipaul, Norman Mailer and Agee." He is the author of ten books: "Midnights,", "Moonshine,", "Big Sugar,", "The Riverkeeper,", "A Violent Act, "My Mentor,", "Mr. Apology,", "The Happiest Man in the World,", the latter about Poppa Neutrino, the only man to cross the Atlantic in a raft made of trash, and "The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger,". His most recent book is "The Ice Balloon,", the account of the Swedish visionary aeronaut S.A. Andree's attempt, in 1897, to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon. Before Wilkinson was a writer, he was a policeman in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, which is the subject of "Midnights," and before that he was a rock and roll musician, playing in a number of bands, including one in Berkeley, California with Tony Garnier, Bob Dylan's longtime bass player and bandleader.
  2. Alec Wilkinson is a sports presenter on Sky News and a freelance broadcaster on Sky Sports and a broadcaster, writer and producer on TalkSport. He recently anchored the America's Cup sailing — one of Sky Sports' longest running live events. Although Alec has presented a lot of sailing TV programmes and produced corporate sailing films/adverts he presents a wide range of sports including tennis and football.

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by Elyse Sommer

fast, the crop rows in between spin like spokes on a turning wheel —Alec Wilkinson, New Yorker, August 12, 1985 The whole landscape loomed absolute, ...

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