Obituary: Clay Winters

Longtime publishing executive Clay Winters, former president of the Putnam & Grosset Group and co-founder of Boyds Mills Press, died on December 22; he was 85. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: U.K. Literary Agent Felicity Bryan

Felicity Bryan, founder of Felicity Bryan Associates and one of Britain’s most respected literary agents, died June 21 of cancer. She was 74. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Stella Pevsner

Children's author Stella Pevsner, widely known for her middle grade and YA novels that often addressed difficult subjects, died on June 11 at age 98. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: India Cooper

Veteran book publishing copy editor and actor India Cooper died on May 17 in Madison, Ind., after a brief illness. She was 67. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Karen Blumenthal

Children's book author and journalist Karen Blumenthal, widely recognized for her works of narrative nonfiction addressing complicated subject matters, died on May 19 in her hometown of Dallas, following a heart attack; she was 61. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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RWA Retires RITA Awards, Debuts the 'Vivian' After a Winter of Controversy

The Romance Writers of America will permanently retire its annual RITA Awards, which it has presented annually since 1982, and introduce a new award, the Vivian, following a controversy related to issues of diversity at the organization over the winter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Thomas Low

Thomas Low, co-founder and CEO of multicultural children's publishing house Lee & Low Books, has died of cancer, his family confirmed; he was 78. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Frances Goldin

Longtime literary agent and left-wing activist Frances Goldin died May 16. She was 95. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: PRH Contracts Director Bill Shannon Dies at 57

Bill Shannon, contracts director for the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, died May 9 after an extended illness from complications of kidney cancer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Irv Myers

Irv Myers, a respected publishing logistics expert for such companies as Waldenbooks, Rowman & Littlefield/NBN, and New Leaf, died May 7 of a heart attack. He was 68. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Marian Wood

Marian Wood, a veteran editor and former v-p and publisher of an eponymous imprint at G.P. Putnam's Sons, died over the weekend. Penguin Random House called Wood's time in the business, which began in the 1970s, "one of the most illustrious careers in publishing." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeremy Trafford obituary

Jeremy Trafford, who has died aged 85 after contracting Covid-19, was a publisher, teacher and writer. I met him in the late 1970s, while supply teaching at the London Oratory school, in west London, where he taught English literature in the sixth form. He was a brilliant teacher, who inspired... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-05 11:07:04 UTC ]
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Obituary: Robert Kimmel Smith

Writer and children's book author Robert Kimmel Smith, widely known for such popular middle grade novels as 'Chocolate Fever' and 'The War with Grandpa,' died on April 18 at his home in Manhattan; he was 89. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Jean Little

Canadian children's book author Jean Little, internationally recognized for her novels featuring characters who realistically deal with adversity, died on April 6 at Hospice Wellington in Guelph, Ontario. She was 88. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Dreamscape Publisher Tammy Faxel

Faxel, who joined Midwest Tape's Dreamscape Media in 2014 and quickly took the helm as publisher, died unexpectedly on March 30. She was 55. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Tomie dePaola

Award-winning author-illustrator Tomie dePaola, widely known for his stylized folk-art illustrations and vast catalogue of popular picture books, died March 30 of complications from surgery following a fall. He was 85. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Lilian Mohin obituary

My mother, Lilian Mohin, who has died aged 81, was a co-founder in the 1970s of the London-based feminist publishing house Onlywomen Press, for which she wrote and edited works of literature and poetry. Lilian set up Onlywomen Press in 1974 with Sheila Shulman and Deborah Hart – and was a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-13 16:34:45 UTC ]
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Usborne strikes two-book deal with Tamsin Winter

Usborne has acquired Tamsin Winter’s new novel Girl, In Real Life, as well as a second untitled book.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 22:31:50 UTC ]
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Obituary: Lucky Spool Media Founder Susanne Woods, Dies at 47

Susanne Woods, founder and publisher of needle and sewing crafts publisher Lucky Spool Media, died February 19, 2020, of complications from metastatic breast cancer. She was 47. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Gail Shepherd

Award-winning journalist, poet, and rising children's book author Gail Shepherd died of complications from a brain tumor on February 24 in Lake Worth, Fla.; she was 62. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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