Jim Underwood obituary

Jim Underwood, who has died aged 78, was a varied, thoughtful and intelligent translator, whose work was published under the name JA Underwood.From the early 1970s until his death, he was one of the key figures in bringing to a wide audience many remarkable works of French and German literature. I was lucky enough to commission two of his translations for Penguin Classics: Walter Benjamin’s One-Way Street and Other Writings, and Grimmelshausen’s novel Simplicissimus, the latter a mass of 17th-century military argot, puns and violent slapstick, all of which he handled with aplomb. He lived just long enough to enjoy his translation’s marvellous reviews. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Michael Leapman obituary

My father, Michael Leapman, who has died aged 85, was a Fleet Street journalist whose 60-year career spanned war reporting, editing the diary column of the Times and writing about his Brixton allotment. His 18 books include biographies of Rupert Murdoch (Barefaced Cheek, 1983) and Neil Kinnock... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-20 11:34:51 UTC ]
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Obituary: Janet Taylor Lisle

Acclaimed children's author Janet Taylor Lisle, lauded for her novels featuring complex characters in stories blending everyday life with elements of mystery and magic, died on October 5 in Boston. She was 76. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Eve Bunting

Award-winning, versatile, and prolific children's author Eve Bunting died on October 1 in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 94. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Ed Young

Caldecott Medal-winning author-illustrator Ed Young, best known for his reinterpretations of folktales and legends from his native China, and evocative illustrations rendered in a range of mediums, died September 29 in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. He was 91. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Review: ‘Coming and Going,’ by Jim Goldberg

“Coming and Going” is the photographer Jim Goldberg’s visual memoir of three generations in his family, from 1980 to today. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-09-29 09:02:30 UTC ]
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Obituary: Echo Brown

Author and performer Echo Brown, widely praised for her genre-fluid YA novels that blend memoir and magical realism, died September 16 from renal failure. She was 39. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Libby Hall obituary

My friend Libby Hall, who has died aged 81, was a talented street and press photographer, writer and collector.Her collection of thousands of vintage dog photographs was published as four books by Bloomsbury between 2000 and 2007, then acquired by the Bishopsgate Institute, which called it... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-09-07 16:19:38 UTC ]
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David Jacobs obituary

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[ The Guardian | 2023-08-23 13:56:48 UTC ]
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Jim Milliot to Retire from 'PW'; Jonathan Segura Named Editorial Director

After more than 30 years at the company, Jim Milliot will retire as editorial director of 'PW' at the end of 2023, with Jonathan Segura set to succeed him in the position, among other editorial changes. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Michael Bakewell obituary

Radio and television producer who was head of plays at the BBC and steered productions of work by Harold Pinter, Alan Plater, Ibsen, Strindberg and Athol FugardNo BBC radio or television producer in the postwar era was more admired within his profession than Michael Bakewell, who has died aged... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-08-01 16:09:15 UTC ]
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Carol Smith obituary

My cousin Carol Smith, who has died aged 84, was a literary agent and author best known for her thrillers Kensington Court (1996) and Unfinished Business (2000).Born in London to Winifred (nee Mapleston), a teacher, and David Smith, a businessman, Carol attended the North London Collegiate,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-25 15:31:17 UTC ]
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Obituary: Mary Ann Hoberman

Award-winning children's author and poet Mary Ann Hoberman died July 7 following a long illness; she was 92. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Christine Baker obituary

Editor with the Paris-based publisher Gallimard Jeunesse who was determined to give British children’s books a presence in FranceChristine Baker, who has died aged 71 of cancer, did much to give British children’s books a presence in France, making them readily available to families and schools... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-10 16:54:07 UTC ]
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Mavis Cheek obituary

Author of a series of comic novels that focused on the tragi-comic nature of relationships and the general absurdities of lifeMavis Cheek, who has died aged 75, was the author of a series of comic novels that cast an acute eye on middle-class marriage and relationships and marked her out as one... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-04 16:07:50 UTC ]
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Robert Gottlieb obituary

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[ The Guardian | 2023-06-26 16:14:17 UTC ]
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Caroline Raphael obituary

Caroline Raphael, who has died of Parkinson’s disease aged 85, was for 20 years editor-in-chief of The Good Hotel Guide. She had worked on every edition from the first, in 1978, until her retirement in 2021, when the 2022 edition had gone to press.The Guide was launched by the literary agent... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-05-28 16:03:11 UTC ]
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Gerald Rose obituary

Children’s illustrator whose picture books with his wife, Elizabeth, and authors such as Ted Hughes, are enjoyed worldwideThe illustrator Gerald Rose, who has died aged 87, was the youngest winner of the Kate Greenaway medal for children’s book illustration, in 1960. Then still in his mid-20s... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-05-12 17:25:36 UTC ]
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Obituary: Niels Aaboe, 65

Niels Aaboe, most recently an editor at Rowman & Littlefield as well as its Lyons Press imprint, died on April 17. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Peter Usborne obituary

Publisher whose eponymous company changed the face of children’s nonfiction with its fact-filled illustrated booksPeter Usborne, who has died aged 85, created a publishing company that changed the look and feel of nonfiction books for children. Although they were widely used in schools, Usborne... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-04-14 15:02:43 UTC ]
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Obituary: Julie Anne Peters

Award-winning author Julie Anne Peters, best known for her groundbreaking YA novels featuring complex LGBTQ+ characters navigating relationships and exploring issues of identity, died on March 21 following a long illness; she was 71. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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