Ion Trewin obituary

Publisher and writer with an instinctive eye for a literary hit, he was key to the success of the Booker prizeIf asked in a quiz for the link between Julie Andrews and Alan Clark, Julian Fellowes and Edna O’Brien, you could give only one correct answer: Ion Trewin, publisher. Trewin, who has died of cancer aged 71, edited their publications and became their friend. One of the great publishers of his generation, as well as an accomplished writer himself, he was responsible for commissioning Thomas Keneally’s Schindler’s Ark, which sold more than a million copies, won the Booker prize in 1982 and was filmed under Steven Spielberg’s direction nine years later as Schindler’s List.Trewin worked with historians such as Antony Beevor and Andrew Roberts, biographers including Richard Holmes and Simon Sebag Montefiore, and many novelists. He had a particularly close relationship with Michael Palin, whose work he continued to edit even after he had formally ceased to be a publisher. He was also centrally involved with the Booker prize and was key to its evolution into the Man Booker prize in 2002. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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