Dan Frank, Adventurous Book Editor, Is Dead at 67

As head of Pantheon, he nurtured prize winners and best sellers, rescued Joseph Mitchell from obscurity and helped establish graphic novels as a literary genre.

By Alex Traub

Dan Frank, who as editorial director of Pantheon Books discerned in journalism and comics the potential for enduring books and introduced authors like Joseph Mitchell to tens of thousands of readers, died on May 24 in Manhattan. He was 67.

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