NEW YORK (AP) - Million-selling author and writing coach William Zinsser has died in New York City at age 92.

NEW YORK (AP) Million-selling author and writing coach William Zinsser has died in New York City at age 92.

His wife says he died Tuesday at his Manhattan home after a brief illness.

Zinsser's "On Writing Well" was standard reading for many students and professional people seeking to sharpen their prose style. He championed the craft of nonfiction and inspired professionals and amateurs to express themselves more clearly and vividly. He wrote more than a dozen other books, including "Writing to Learn," ''Writing With a Word Processor" and "Writing About Your Life."

He taught in the 1970s at Yale University, where his students included Christopher Buckley, Jane Mayer and Mark Singer.