William Keepers Maxwell
1908 – 2000
Who was William Keepers Maxwell?
William Keepers Maxwell, Jr. was an American editor, novelist, short story writer, essayist, children's author, and memoirist. He served as fiction editor for The New Yorker from 1936 to 1975. An editor devoted to his writers, Maxwell became a legendary mentor and confidant to many of the most prominent authors of his day. Although best known as an editor, Maxwell was a highly respected and award winning novelist and short story writer. His stature as a celebrated author has grown in the years following his death.
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- Aug 16, 1908
- Also known as
- William Maxwell
- William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.
- United States of America
- Harvard University
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Jul 31, 2000
New York City
on July 23, 2013
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