16 May 2019
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English author and editor Diana Athill died on January 24, aged 101.
Athill worked with the publisher André Deutsch for more than 50 years, publishing work by some of the 20th century's most important writers, including Philip Roth, John Updike, Simone de Beauvoir, VS Naipaul and Margaret Atwood.
As a writer, Athill was best known for her memoirs, winning the 2008 Costa Prize for Somewhere Towards The End. She also wrote two collections of short stories, and a novel, Don't Look at Me Like That. In 2009 she was appointed an OBE for services to literature.
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