After working at The New Yorker Magazine for a couple of years he became one of the magazines main contributors as their first fiction writer. The book he revised, edited and published The Elements of Style (1959) was very greatly received and known as one of the best writers guide. Eudora Welty wrote in the The New York Times, "As a piece of work it is just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done." about White’s children's book Charlotte’s Web (1952). Malcolm Cowley wrote in The New York Times "Mr. White has a tendency to write amusing scenes instead of telling a story. To say that Stuart Little is one of the best children's books published this year is very modest praise for a writer of his talent."
John Newbery Medal- Charlotte's Web-1953 American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism- 1960 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award-1970 Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Award-Letters of E.B. White-1977 Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards-1978
He died in his home in North Brooklin on October 1, 1985 and suffered from Alzheimer's disease.