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Tad Friend (“Watch and Learn,” p. 32) became a staff writer in 1998. His memoir about his search for his father, “In the Early Times: A Life Reframed,” will come out in May.

Sandy Solomon (Poem, p. 39) won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for “Pears, Lake, Sun.” She teaches at Vanderbilt University.

Joshua Yaffa (“Exiled,” p. 26 ), a Moscow correspond­ent for the magazine, published “Between Two Fires” in 2020.

Tove Ditlevsen (Fiction, p. 52), who died in 1976, was the author of “The Copenhagen Trilogy.” A collection of her short stories, “The Trouble with Happiness,” translated, from the Danish, by Michael Favala Goldman, is due out next year.

Edward Steed (Cover) has contribute­d cartoons to The New Yorker since 2013.

Alexandra Schwartz (The Theatre, p. 72), a staff writer since 2016, is a theatre critic for the magazine.

Sheelah Kolhatkar (“The Family Business,” p. 42), a staff writer, is the author of “Black Edge.”

Paul McCartney (“Writing ‘Eleanor Rigby,’ ” p. 22) was a member of the Beatles and Wings. His new book, “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present,” a twovolume collection of essays about his songs, will be published in November.

Amanda Lehr (Shouts & Murmurs, p. 25), a writer and an educator, lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Adam Gopnik (Books, p. 58 ) has been a staff writer since 1986. His books include “A Thousand Small Sanities.”

Elizabeth C. Gorski (Puzzles & Games Dept.), the founder of Crossword Nation, creates a daily puzzle for King Features Syndicate.

Terrance Hayes (Poem, p. 48 ), a former MacArthur Fellow, is the author of “American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin” and “To Float in the Space Between.”

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