Friday, March 25, 2016

Ellen Seligman, editor extraordinaire, RIP

Shocking news: Ellen Seligman, the best known Canadian editor whose edited books won countless awards, has died. She was not old, but she was wise. I quote her in So True, my book about memoir, something I heard her say once - that a book is never finished, it is finished ENOUGH.

I knew her a bit through our mutual friend Eleanor Wachtel. She was beautiful, regal, extremely bright - perhaps difficult to please. Many writers will be in mourning. We all need a good editor, and she was the best.

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