sad news

I just learned that long-time Norton editor, literary icon, and friend Carol Houck Smith has passed away in New York. I'll post an obit as soon as I see one online. Cindy and I lookd forward to our week in Taos every summer and our chance to dine and talk with Carol about books and writers. What a brilliant mind, what a generous person, what a great conversationalist. And she loved buyng turquoise and silver jewelry! Here's an interview with Carol and joan Silber in the Washigton Post. (thanks to Beth in Roanoke)