Friday, September 07, 2012

Five notable books on authors and editors

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on authors and editors:
Max Perkins: Editor of Genius
by A. Scott Berg

The authors he nurtured are household names -- Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Wolfe -- but few people know the story of the editor behind these literary luminaries, the incomparable Maxwell Perkins. This National Book Award-winning biography seeks to reclaim its subject from obscurity with a penetrating, scrupulously researched account of Perkins' time at Scribner. More than just an editor, he played psychiatrist and priest, father figure and friend to the volatile geniuses who he shepherded from inspiration to publication.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue