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Diana Athill

Diana Athill (1917–2019) was a British writer and editor. For forty years she was the editorial director of André Deutsch, where she worked with authors such as Jean Rhys, Margaret Atwood and V.S. Naipaul. Her memoir, Somewhere Towards the End, was published by Granta Books in 2008 and won the Costa Biography Award. The following year, four volumes of her memoirs, including Stet: An Editor’s Life, were reissued as Life Class.