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Gordon Lish

Gordon Lish (born February 11, 1934 As a literary editor, he championed many American authors, particularly Raymond Carver, Barry Hannah, Amy Hempel, Rick Bass, and Richard Ford. He is the father of the novelist Atticus Lish.

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Even editors have editors. This article by Gerald Howard talks about the difficulty in editing an editor who bears a heavy editing hand himself.

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A documentary created by Towson University students about Gordon Lish's force in editing, especially in cutting Raymond Carver. But was he really a bully for writers, or a champion for little known authors, rising them up to a level they might never have achieved?

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