For a listing of Frank Sullivan's works, please see:


Saratoga Reads Guide to the Life and Works of Frank Sullivan


Frank's talents were becoming well known and his articles began appearing in popular magazines, such as Good Housekeeping and the Atlantic Monthly. In 1931, he was invited to join the staff of the New Yorker.



Letter of Hire from the New Yorker

Letter of hire from Harold Ross of the New Yorker

Frank continued with the New Yorker, becoming well known for his annual Christmas poems.







Always a devout Catholic, Frank received not one, but two Papal blessings in his life. In 1960, he also received an invitation to the Inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy as President. (It is not known if he attended.)

Papal Blessing from Pope Pius the XII

Pope Pius XII- 1925

Papal blessing from Pope John XXXIII

Pope John XXIII-1960

Invitation to the Inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy for President

Invitation to JFK Inaguration

Frank working in bed

Frank working

In 1953, Frank was diagnosed as having tuburculosis and advised to take complete bedrest. He took his typewrier with him. And although the diagnosis proved wrong, he found writing in bed most comfortable and continued to do so for the rest of his career.