Perkins, Maxwell

Perkins, Maxwell (Evarts)

(1884–1947) editor, publisher; born in New York City. Joining Charles Scribner's Sons as an editor in 1914 (and later holding various corporate offices there as well), he showed a genius for recognizing and fostering talent, publishing early works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and others. He is widely considered the best editor in the trade.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Perkins, Maxwell. "Maxwell Perkins's Biographical Observations on Thomas Wolfe." Appendix 3.
Perkins, Maxwell. "Thomas Wolfe." Harvard Library Bulletin 1.3 (1947): 269-77.