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What Do Writers Want From Editors?

A famous editor says “it’s cruelty to animals” to keep authors waiting for a response to their work

No one may have a better claim to knowing what authors want than Robert Gottlieb, the most celebrated American book editor since Max Perkins, who worked with Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott…



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Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book editor of the Plain Dealer and book columnist for Glamour. Words in NYT, WSJ, and other major media.