BOOKS

Larry Ashmead Dies: Successful Book Editor Dead At 78

09/06/2010 11:52 am 11:52:52 | Updated May 25, 2011

A 9-year-old boy once visited his local library in Rochester to hear a mystery writer read from her book. But what particularly thrilled him was to learn that the author had a day job as an editor sitting in a Manhattan skyscraper reading manuscripts.

Read more on nytimes.com

Suggest a correction