M.G. Siegler

189 days ago

The art of writing an obituary

medium.economist.com

Ann Wroe can capture the essence of an entire life in fewer than 1,000 words. The subjects of the obituary page in The Economist, which she writes and edits, run the gamut. There are, of course, the giants — the Fidel Castros, Pope John Paul IIs and Ronald Reagans of the world.