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Maxwell Evarts Perkins

  • Birth 20 Sep 1884 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 21 Jun 1947 Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 16480374

Publication Editor. Although he started in 1907 as a reporter for the "New York Times", he gained acclaim and notority for his career as a book editor for publisher Charles Scribner's Sons, which be began in 1914. For over 30 years he helped beginning authors such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Jones, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Thomas Wolfe to become best-selling novelists. He was known to say "Just get it down on paper, and then we'll see what to do with it." His biography, "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius", was published by A. Scott Berg in 1997. The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction gives the Maxwell E. Perkins Award to honor the work of an editor, publisher, or agent who over the course of his or her career has discovered, nurtured and championed writers of fiction in the United States. His former home in New Canaan, Connecticut, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bio by: Jan Franco



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  • Originally Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 5 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16480374
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maxwell Evarts Perkins (20 Sep 1884–21 Jun 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16480374, citing Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .