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Writer ALEC WILKINSON remembers his friend and mentor

Writer ALEC WILKINSON remembers his friend and mentor WILLIAM MAXWELL who died Monday at the age of 91. Wilkinson is a staff writer for the New Yorker, and has been there since 1980.His book, –Midnights: A Year With the Wellfleet Police— (Hungry Mind Press) was recently released in paperback. (Note: this is a new interview, not a repeat.)We listen to rebroadcast of a 1995 interview with WILLIAM MAXWELL. MAXWELL was fiction editor of the New Yorker from 1936-1976 and worked with such authors as J.D. Salinger, John Cheever, John Updike, Eudora Welty and scores of others. MAXWELL was the author of a number of novels, including "Time Will Darken It," and "So Long, See You Tomorrow," as well as several short story collections. In 1995 a collection of his stories was published in the book "All The Days and Nights." John Updike has said Maxwell's voice is "one of the wisest in American fiction. It is, as well, one of the kindest. " (REBROADCAST from 3/29/95) (THIS INTERVIEW CONTINUES INTO THE SECOND HALF OF THE SHOW)12:28:30 FORWARD PROMO (1:29)12:29:00 I.D. BREAK (:59)12:

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