American author known for his articles and interview-based character pieces in THE BRAND NEW Yorker. He also published such books as Joe Gould’s Key and McSorley’s Fantastic Saloon. He relocated to NEW YORK in his early twenties and worked well for the brand new York Herald-Tribune like a criminal offense article writer. He became known for showing up in public areas in a unique brownish fedora. The child of Elizabeth Parker Mitchell and Averette Nance, he was created on his grandparents’ natural cotton and tobacco plantation in NEW YORK. He and fellow writer Thomas Sowell had been both given birth to in NEW YORK.