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What Keeps William Langewiesche On The Ellie Shortlist?

lang_072407.jpgFor all you writers looking for a near surefire way to make the list of finalists for next year’s National Magazine Awards, here’s a tip: Try spelling your name, W-I-L-L-I-A-M L-A-N-G-E-W-I-E-S-C-H-E.

For the 10th straight year in a row, the former Atlantic scribe and current Vanity Fair international correspondent has been nominated for a coveted Ellie — this time in the Reporting category for his “City of Fear” piece on how a Brazilian prison gang took control of Sao Paulo. Those of you keeping score at home will know that William Langewiesche has been nominated a total of 11 times in the 18 years he’s been writing for the big boys. And unlike Susan Lucci (remember her 18 years of watching fellow Daytime Emmy acting nominees prance up to the podium?), Langewiesche has actually nabbed the prized honor — twice.

So how does he do it? We cozied up to some of our favorite magazine cognoscenti to get their take on the Langewiesche magic…

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Vanity Fair‘s International Correspondent Doesn’t Watch TV

lang_072407.jpgGreat interview with William Langewiesche, Vanity Fair‘s international correspondent, who’s on assignment in Brazil. Of course, being the all-encompassing media junkies we are, we couldn’t quite get over this:

First section of the Sunday Times: Page One.
Favorite TV show: Doesn’t watch television.
Last five songs listened to on your iPod: Doesn’t have an iPod.

No television? For Vanity Fair‘s international correspondent? Not even the BBC?

  • So What Do You Do, William Langewiesche, International Correspondent, Vanity Fair?
  • Vanity Fair‘s Langewiesche Finalist For Kelly Award

    Vanity Fair‘s fun-to-spell Iraq correspondent William Langewiesche, Esquire‘s C.J. Chivers and a quartet of Wall Street Journal reporters are among the finalists for the 2007 Michael Kelly Award for “the fearless pursuit and expression of truth.”

    The award was created by Atlantic Media Company chairman David G. Bradley after Kelly’s death in 2003 while covering the war in Iraq. Kelly had been editor of the Atlantic and National Journal.

    The finalists will be recognized at an April 19 dinner in Washington.