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David Highfill, Executive Editor at William Morrow talks with Virginia Stanley about Possessed and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Welcome to the new HarperCollins Editors' Buzz video interview series! HarperCollins and have teamed up to introduce you to the editors who acquire, edit, shape and mold the books that will ultimately land on your shelves! They work closely with their authors to deliver books that you and your patrons will (hopefully) love! While Bobby, Kayleigh and I can tell you about these books, no one can really convey the soul of a book and the passion of an author quite like an editor.

In this first installment in the series, William Morrow Executive Editor David Highfill discusses two of his titles from the Fall list: Possessed:The Life of Joan Crawford, and the novel we buzzed about at ALA, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.

David joined William Morrow in 2005 after ten years at G. P. Putnam’s Sons. He edits a wide range of fiction and nonfiction. Some recent acquisitions include a trilogy by film director Guillermo del Toro, novels by Elmore Leonard, Andrew Gross, Steve Martini, Stuart Woods, Barry Eisner, and Lee Child. He’s also edited nonfiction bestsellers such as Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger’s memoir Highest Duty, Patricia Cornwell's Portrait of a Killer, Evan Wright's Generation Kill and Goldie Hawn's A Lotus Grows in the Mud.

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Best, Virginia

David Highfill, Executive Editor, William Morrow
David talks with Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins Director of Library Marketing

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The Life of Joan Crawford

Spoto, Donald
ISBN: 61856002
ISBN 13: 9780061856006
Price: $25.99
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Crooked Letter,
Crooked Letter

Franklin, Tom
ISBN: 0060594667
ISBN 13: 9780060594664
William Morrow
Price: $24.99

Fall 2010 Titles

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Coco Chanel

Picardie, Justine
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Growing Up Laughing

Thomas, Marlo
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Is It Just Me?

Goldberg, Whoopi


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Southern Plate

Jordan, Christy


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Adam & Eve

Naslund, Sena Jeter
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Celebrity Chekhov

Greenman, Ben
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Fort, The

Cornwell, Bernard
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Good Daughters, The

Maynard, Joyce
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Man in the Woods

Spencer, Scott
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Mary Ann in Autumn

Maupin, Armistead
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Next Queen of Heaven, The

Maguire, Gregory
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Russian Winter

Kalotay, Daphne
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Daniel, Susanna
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Up from the Blue

Henderson, Susan
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If Wishes Were Horses

Barclay, Robert

Fiction/Mystery and Detective

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I'd Know You Anywhere

Lippman, Laura
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An Impartial Witness

Todd, Charles
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Moonlight Mile

Lehane, Dennis


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Fall, The

del Toro, Guillermo and Hogan, Chuck
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Bell, Ted


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Gittleman, Ann Louise


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Winchester, Simon


Little Princes

Grennan, Conor
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Breaking Night

Murray, Liz
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Don't Sing at the Table

Trigiani, Adriana

Memoir/Graphic Book

Good Eggs

Potts, Phoebe


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Korda, Michael
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Last Boy, The

Leavy, Jane


His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
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Heroine's Bookshelf, The

Blakemore, Erin
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Read This Next

Mittelmark, Howard and Newman, Sandra
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Nack, William