a person entrusted with the publishable works and other papers of a deceased author.
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How to use literary executor in a sentence
I sealed these carefully up, and began to bethink me whom I should appoint my literary executor.Paul Gosslett's Confessions in Love, Law, and The Civil Service | Charles James Lever
To him was entrusted the part of literary executor—it had been The Dreamer's own request.The Dreamer | Mary Newton Stanard
Barras left memoirs in a rough state to be drawn up by his literary executor, M. Rousselin de St Albin.
Southey, who had defended Bell in the Quarterly, undertook to be Bell's biographer and literary executor.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) | Leslie Stephen
I am Mr. Rickman's oldest and most intimate friend, and he has done me the honour to make me his literary executor.The Divine Fire | May Sinclair