When I saw this morning that no one had posted that Tim Rogers had won a Alexander Calder-designed Â National Magazine Award last night for his piece, He Is Anonymous, I was going to joke that if Tim had to write about himself winning the award, he would make some quip about Mike Mooney, or Jim Schutze, or sex. I was a third right. That’s how Tim is. He uses humor to deflect attention from himself. He shirks pretension and pageantry.
But anyone who has ever written a word for D Magazine knows that Tim is a spectacular editor, and all the great writing that is published in D is made greater by Tim’s able hand. That’s why it is a thrill to see the guy get the kind of individual acclaim he received last night, especially since he has been instrumental in so many other writers’ success. Sure, Tim’s going to use the spotlight to make some boyish joke about getting laid with his wife. But that’s only because TimÂ doesn’tÂ want you or the world to know, he’s really a badass. And he deserves serious congratulations.