To John William Rogers, book editor of the Chicago Sun book section [Letter 225]

Item Reference Code: 147_R2x_026_001

Date(s) of creation

June 24, 1946


John William Rogers


10000 Tampa Avenue
Chatsworth, California

June 24, 1946

Mr. John William Rogers
Book Editor
Book Week
The Chicago Sun
400 West Madison Street
Chicago 6, Illinois

Dear Mr. Rogers:

Thank you for your letter of June 18th. I assume that it represents your honest opinion about my work—I appreciate it—and I can only regret that you are not the book editor of some other newspaper.

I cannot write for the Chicago Sun. If you want to know my reasons, look up the Chicago Sun’s review of THE FOUNTAINHEAD.[*] A newspaper which considers a review of this kind as honest or competent, must be judged accordingly.

Sincerely yours,


Ayn Rand


*There is no copy of the Chicago Sun review in the Ayn Rand Archives.