Ann Who?

Ann Wroe is quite possibly one of the best journalists on this planet. Still only a few will recognize her name. Say “Econonomist’s obituary section” though, and you might get a different picture. For many (like me) her weekly one-page portraits of the recently deceased are the main reason to keep their Economist subscription in spite of the magazine’s often shitty political profile. Now she has written a one-workweek diary. Comment on Metafilter: “God, Ann Wroe’s writing is so incredibly, fantastically good that it makes me want to get famous and then kill myself so she will write an obituary about me.”