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Lillian Ross, celebrated New Yorker writer, dies at 99

Lillian Ross, celebrated New Yorker writer, dies at 99

Lillian Ross, a celebrated New Yorker magazine writer who created classics of literary journalism, including novel-length pieces on Ernest Hemingway and the making of a Hollywood movie, has died. She was 99.

New Yorker Editor David Remnick confirmed her death, but did not immediately have other details Wednesday.

“Lillian would knock my block off for saying so, she'd find it pretentious, but she really was a pioneer, both as a woman writing at the New Yorker and as a truly innovative artist, someone who helped change and shape nonfiction writing in English,” Remnick said in a statement.

Ross was a small, sturdy, round-faced woman with a folksy manner who so disarmed...

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