Elizabeth Widdicombe is the editor of the “Talk of the Town” section of New Yorker, which are the shorter, usually fun pieces at the beginning of the magazine. She also contributes profiles. She has written for three Harvard publications while attending college, and also written for InStyle, Vogue, and The Observer. She visited India, Nepal and Tibet while at Harvard.
Schooling B.A. Harvard – History and Literature
5-19-17 – Although it doesn’t specifically say anywhere, it appears that Widdicombe went straight from Harvard to the New Yorker, and has been there since. She is currently the “Talk of the Town” editor, and has been writing for that section for quite some time. After a few years, she started contributing regular length articles, mostly profiles, which is also what “Talk of the Town” essentially is. Much more recently she’s begun to delve into serious political issues.
Widdicombe reminds me a lot of Ian Frazier – their humor is similarly patterned. Widdicombe was a part of Harvard Lampoon, and her humor is quintessentially New Yorker. I was sort of surprised to get into politics, but I haven’t read the pieces, so I can’t really comment. It’s certainly not that she isn’t capable – just an irregular path. But then again, politics hasn’t been regular either.
Widdicombe has not published any books to date
The following are links to Widdicombe’s published articles and content, in order from earliest to latest: