The Quiet Genius of Margalit Fox’s Obituaries

The New York TimesMargalit Fox announced this week that, as of June, she will no longer be filing obits for the paper. After 14 years on the desk, she’s leaving to write books full time. Twitter was full of kudos for Fox this week, but she’s long been beloved by those who appreciate good storytelling and good writing. Steven Pinker invoked her in his 2014 book The Sense of Style, describing her obituaries as showcases for her “deadpan wit, affection for eccentricity, and deft use...


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