Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, Jr. (b.1910) died on February 14. Knopf was the son of the founder of the publishing house that bears their name, but he left in 1959 and founded Atheneum. Following a merger with Scribner and later Macmillan, he managed the Scribner Adult line of titles. At Atheneum, Knopf published fantasy authors including Anne McCaffrey, Patricia McKillip, and Ursula K. Le Guin, among others. Knopf retired in 1988.
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