Janet Flanner (1892-1978) was an American writer and journalist who served as the Paris correspondent of the New Yorker magazine from 1925 until she retired in 1975.
She travelled to Europe in 1921, where she spent the rest of her life, mainly in Paris. Her Paris Journal 1944-1965 won the National Book Award. A member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, Flanner also received the Legion of Honor. She wrote under the pen name "Genêt" and published various novels which include Men and Monuments (1957), Paris Was Yesterday (1972) and The Cubical City (1974).