William Keepers Maxwell

Novelist, Author

1908 – 2000

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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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Born
Aug 16, 1908
Lincoln
Also known as
  • William Maxwell
  • William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Died
Jul 31, 2000
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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