William Murray

Murray was the son of Natalia Danesi Murray, an Italian singer, actress and publisher who became the lover of Janet Flanner, The New Yorker writer.

He wrote the "Letter from Italy" column for The New Yorker and a series of mysteries set at a California racetrack.

His notable Reader stories include:

June 30, 1988, page 4 The Oval Truth (Del Mar racetrack)

Nov. 2, 1989, page 14 From the Shower to La Scala

Feb. 10, 2000: < a href="/news/2000/feb/10/cover-janet-my-mother-and-me/">Janet, My Mother, and Me (Story on Janet Flanner — part of Murray's family)

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