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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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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Peter Kaplan, editor who commissioned Sex and the City, dies at 59

Former New York Observer editor was known as cultural arbiter and was credited with cultivating style of influential paperPeter Kaplan, the former editor of The New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City" has died. He was 59.Kaplan died... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Former News Corp and Daily Mail editor Luke McIlveen appointed executive editor of Nine newspapers

McIlveen was previously editor-in-chief of news.com.au and founding editor of Daily Mail Australia. He takes on Tory Maguire’s former role at the Age and SMHFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastFormer News... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-01-22 04:15:05 UTC ]
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Influential 'Publishers Weekly' Editor Sybil Steinberg Dies at 90

Sybil Steinberg, a lifelong lover of literature and a 'Publishers Weekly' editor for 25 years, died on March 17. She was 90. Steinberg served as editor of the magazine's Reviews and Author Interview departments until her retirement in 2001. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Marc Jaffe, Editor Whose Work Spanned Nearly a Century, Dies at 102

The former editorial director of Bantam and Ballantine and founder of Villard Books at Random House and an eponymous imprint at Houghton Mifflin, whose long and storied career in trade book publishing lasted into his final hours, died on December 31. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Roy Gainsburg, Former St. Martin's Press President, Dies at 91

Roy Gainsburg, president of St. Martin's Press from 1987 to 1997, died on December 9. He was 91. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Jane Garrett, Book Editor With a Prizewinning Touch, Dies at 88

History books she shepherded over 44 years at Alfred A. Knopf won a raft of Pulitzers — seven in all — as well as Bancrofts, though one recipient set off a furious academic debate. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-11-03 21:36:32 UTC ]
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David Mitchell, Weekly Editor Who Exposed a Corrupt Cult, Dies at 79

His tiny California newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its exposé of Synanon, a renowned drug rehabilitation program that had turned into a violent operation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-11-01 21:32:07 UTC ]
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Edward Bleier, Visionary Executive at Dawn of Cable TV, Dies at 94

Seeing untold promise in new technology, he was a prime mover in the creation of the cable industry, helping to transform Time Warner Cable into a giant in the field. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-10-19 20:03:36 UTC ]
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Colette Rossant, 91, Dies; Gave French Cuisine a Global Flourish

A prominent cookbook author, critic and memoirist, she reinvigorated the dishes of her native France with a globe-trotter’s sensibility. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-10-13 19:06:37 UTC ]
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Robert E. Abrams, Abbeville Press Cofounder, Dies at 80

The eminent art book publisher and longtime president of the publishing house he founder with his father, Harry N. Abrams, died on August 28 at his home in North Salem, N.Y. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Christopher Carduff, 'Wall Street Journal' Books Editor, Dies at 66

Carduff, who was named books editor at the 'Wall Street Journal' in 2017, was also a contributing editor for the Library of America Series and the publishing consultant to John Updike's literary trust. He died on August 14. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Legendary Knopf Editor Robert Gottlieb Dies at 92

Knopf executive v-p and publisher Reagan Arthur said it would be hard to name an editor who had a more lasting and profound impact on American letters than Gottlieb: "He had a vision not just for what worked on the page, but what worked in the marketplace." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Coffee House Press Names Executive Editor and Makes Additional Hires

Coffee House Press in Minneapolis is building up its staff after 30% of its employees resigned this past month. Jeremy Davies was named executive editor and three Texas booksellers have also recently joined the press. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Roy Finamore, James Beard Award–Winning Author and Editor, Dies at 70

A notable author and editor of lifestyle and cookbooks, Finamore died on May 6 after a brief illness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Jack Macrae, Former Holt Editor-in-Chief and Respected Publisher, Dies

Macrae, who helmed Holt in the 1980s and was president of Dutton in the 1970s, published Hilary Mantel, Jorge Luis Borges, and others during his illustrious career in publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-02-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Victor Navasky, award-winning author and editor of the Nation, dies at 90

Liberal lion won National Book Award and edited leftwing Nation, with writers including Hitchens and Cockburn, from 1978 to 2005Victor Navasky, an award-winning author and journalist who presided over the liberal US weekly the Nation and wrote influential books on the anti-communist blacklist... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-01-25 15:01:09 UTC ]
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