by William Maxwell
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Novelist and editor William Maxwell died in 2000. He was 91 years old.
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.
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