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Grantham, 94, died May 19. Born and raised Evanston, IL. Radcliffe College,1943. An intellectual beacon in New York literary circles, she enjoyed a prolific 50 year career (mostly under first married name, Eve Auchincloss) as highly esteemed editor, literary and art critic. Associate Editor of Mademoiselle, then of New York Review of Books from NYRB inception; New York Editor of Book World, then Senior Editor of Connoisseur Magazine. Beloved wife of James Kingsland, she and her late husband enjoyed to the fullest European travels, sailing in Maine, and country life in beautiful second homes and gardens in France and Pennsylvania. Her remarkable breadth of talent and intellect, her unerring insight, together with her brightly rewarding smile, leave an indelible impression on all who knew her and will greatly miss her. Her only child Jill Auchincloss predeceased her in 1988. She is survived by nephews and nieces, Kit Grantham of Tucson, AZ; James Grantham of Gainesville, FL; Judith Paton of Helena, MT; Lucy Greszes of Atlanta, GA; Jeremy Grantham of Abingdon, VA; Sarah Williams of Raleigh, NC, and stepchildren Lucia Gesinus-Visser and Nicholas Kingsland. Memorial Gathering to be announced.

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Published in New York Times on May 29, 2016.
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June 7, 2016
I met Eve back in the early 80s at Connoisseur and shared many a tale with her over my six years in a cubicle right outside her office. I kept in touch with her over the years and in fact, saw her quite recently at her go-to French Bistro, Matisse. Still ornery, still with the wry wit. Oh boy she was something. I'm going to miss her.
Joyce Pendola
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