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In this May 8, 2006 file photo, Knopf editor Judith Jones delivers her acceptance speech after she received the lifetime achievement award during the 2006 James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony, in New York. Jones died of complications from Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at her summer home in Walden, Vt. She was 93. (Richard Drew/AP)
In this May 8, 2006 file photo, Knopf editor Judith Jones delivers her acceptance speech after she received the lifetime achievement award during the 2006 James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony, in New York. Jones died of complications from Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at her summer home in Walden, Vt. She was 93. (Richard Drew/AP)
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Judith Jones died Wednesday at the age of 93. As an editor at Alfred A. Knopf, she discovered Julia Child and nurtured the careers of such luminaries as Madhur Jaffrey, James Beard, John Updike, Anne Tyler and John Hersey.

Here & Now's Robin Young spoke with Jones in 2009.

This segment aired on August 3, 2017.

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