Books William Maxwell Books by William Maxwell William Maxwell has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about William Maxwell Three Books... All Grown Up? Three Books About The Mystery Of Coming Of Age April 20, 2014 Author Craig Nova recommends three books that take a fresh approach to the age-old bildungsroman. The experience of growing up is both universal and unique — and, in these books, timeless. Three Books... Devil In The Details: 3 Artful Tales Of Murder October 19, 2011 Why do gruesome stories draw us in? What is it about tales that chill us that we can't stay away from? Author Bruce Machart doesn't have the answers, but he does have three recommendations of books that explore the depths of human depravity. Devil In The Details: 3 Artful Tales Of Murder Listen · 3:56 3:56 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139002629/142001638" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Novelist and editor William Maxwell died in 2000. He was 91 years old. Wyatt Counts/AP hide caption toggle caption Wyatt Counts/AP You Must Read This In Memory Of A Mentor: 'So Long,' William Maxwell April 27, 2011 As an aspiring writer, William Lychack was lucky enough to be mentored by his literary hero, longtime New Yorker editor, William Maxwell. Maxwell's novel, So Long, See You Tomorrow, is a meditation on loss and forgiveness; Lychack says every page is touched by care, like rooms of a beautiful house.