William Keepers Maxwell, Jr. (1908-2000) served as a fiction editor at The New Yorker from 1936 to 1975. Christopher Carduff is Books Editor of The Wall Street Journal and a former consulting editor at the Library of America. He is the editor of John Updike's posthumous collections Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism, Always Looking: Essays on Art, Selected Poems, and Collected Stories.
"At last--at last!--The Library of America brings out a pair of volumes devoted to the writings of the New Yorker editor who in his spare time produced some of America's most lyrical and poignant fiction." --Arts Journal