Grove Atlantic Executive Editor Joan Bingham Dies at 85

Joan Bingham, longtime executive editor of Grove Atlantic and a key figure in the merger that created the house, died October 31. She was 85. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-02 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Margaret Kaplan, Former Executive Editor at Abrams, Dies at 91

Margaret Kaplan, who initiated Abrams Artbooks' pivot toward illustrated books and ran the publisher's art history textbook division, died on February 22 of cancer. She was 91. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Fred Jordan, Former Grove Press Editor and Pantheon Publisher, Dies at 95

Fred Jordan, a Holocaust survivor and influential longtime editor at Grove Press for three decades and, later, publisher of Pantheon Books, died on April 19. He was 95. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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F. Ross Johnson, former chief executive of RJR Nabisco, dies at 85

Canadian businessman F. Ross Johnson, the former RJR Nabisco chief executive depicted as the epitome of corporate greed in the bestselling book and movie "Barbarians at the Gate," has died. He was 85. The Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center in Jupiter, Fla., said Johnson died Thursday.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The Atlantic Hires Former TNR Literary Editor Leon WieseltierThe Atlantic Hires Former TNR Literary Editor Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier has been hired by The Atlantic as a contributing editor and critic, the media company announced today. In his new position, he will write about “his customary wide range of subjects” for the magazine ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Roger Angell, editor, baseball writer at the New Yorker, dies at 101

As fiction editor, he helped mold the stories of generations of writers. As a sportswriter, he was enshrined in the writers’ wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-20 21:24:22 UTC ]
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Longtime Publishing Marketing Executive Maryann Palumbo Dies at 75

Maryann Palumbo, who rose to become v-p and director of advertising, promotion, and publicity at New American Library, died April 3. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Brown Joins R&L as Senior Executive Editor of Religion

Veteran university press and religion publisher Richard Brown will join Rowman & Littlefield as senior executive editor of religion and his tasks include reviving the company's Sheed & Ward Catholic book imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Nick Beilenson, Former Publisher of Peter Pauper Press, Dies at 85

Nick Beilenson, who took over his parents' publishing business, Peter Pauper Press, in 1981 died on February 22 of complications from Covid-19. He was 85. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Tom Dupree, Former Bantam and HarperCollins Editor, Dies at 72

Tom Dupree, who was a senior editor at Bantam for much of the 1990s and later an executive editor at HarperCollins, died of in his New York home on February 7. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Jason Epstein, Legendary Editor and Book Biz Innovator, Dies at 93

The longtime Random House editor, who combined a deep passion for books with a shrewd business mind and, as a result, made multiple major contributions to 20th Century literary and publishing history, died on February 4. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Jason Epstein, publishing executive who shaped literary tastes, dies at 93

He founded Anchor Books, publishing high-quality paperbacks in the 1950s, then led Random House and helped launch the New York Review of Books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-02-05 02:25:43 UTC ]
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Former Sydney Morning Herald editor Lisa Davies appointed as new AAP chief executive

Emma Cowdroy to step down from heading newswire service that was saved from attempted closure by shareholders including News Corp and NineThe former Sydney Morning Herald editor, Lisa Davies, has been appointed as the chief executive of Australian Associated Press.The move comes as Emma Cowdroy... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Joan Didion, American journalist and author, dies at age 87

The unsparing observer of US culture, politics and public life won huge acclaim for her memoir The Year of Magical Thinking• Read Alex Clark’s interview with Joan Didion from February 2021• Obituary: Joan DidionJoan Didion, the eminent journalist, author and anthropologist of contemporary... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Joan Didion, who chronicled American decadence and hypocrisy, dies at 87

Her novels and essays explored the agitated, fractured state of the nation’s psyche. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Joan Didion, Revered Journalist and Novelist, Dies at 87

Joan Didion, one of the most widely respected journalists and writers of the latter half of 20th century, has died due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. She was 87. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Petra Mayer, NPR books editor who championed fantasy and romance fiction, dies at 46

Known to legions of radio listeners for her exuberant coverage of literature and culture, she was a self-described “resident nerd” at NPR. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-16 04:21:16 UTC ]
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Petra Mayer, Books Editor for NPR and ‘Resident Nerd,’ Dies at 46

Ms. Mayer reported on Comic-Con and contributed to Book Concierge, NPR’s literary recommendation tool. She gravitated toward science fiction, romance and fantasy. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Kevin Buckley, foreign correspondent and magazine editor, dies at 80

He revealed U.S. atrocities in Vietnam while reporting for Newsweek and wrote a book about the ouster of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-06 16:48:34 UTC ]
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Russ Kick, writer, editor and ‘rogue transparency activist,’ dies at 52

He used FOIA requests to pry loose government records. He also edited “The Graphic Canon,” a book series that reinterpreted literary works as comics and visual art. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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