Obituary: Eloise Greenfield

Award-winning children's book author and poet Eloise Greenfield, known for her positive depictions of Black family life, her biographies spotlighting notable Black figures in U.S. history, and her efforts to fight racism, died on August 5; she was 92. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Eloise Greenfield, author whose picture books uplifted Black children, dies at 92

Her dozens of works helped broaden children’s literature so that young African Americans could see themselves, their history and their hopes in the pages of their picture books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-18 06:43:01 UTC ]
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David Lacey obituary

Guardian sports writer whose wit and talent redefined what a football column could beIt is not customary to look forward to Monday mornings but, in the heyday of the Guardian’s print sales in the late 1970s and 80s, many readers relished Monday’s paper more than anything else.On a features page... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-11-19 17:41:00 UTC ]
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John Hitchin obituary

My father, John Hitchin, who has died aged 88, was a marketing and publicity specialist in the publishing industry who spent three decades with Penguin Books, where he was responsible for a number of innovations, including the first paperback gift set and the first display “dump” bin. As... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Obituary: Jerry Pinkney

Renowned children's book illustrator Jerry Pinkney, winner of the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honor citations, widely acclaimed for his picture books honoring his Black heritage as well as for his richly detailed works reimagining well-loved fairy and folktales, died on October 20... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Evelyn Loeb Beilenson, 83

Evelyn Loeb Beilenson, former publisher of Peter Pauper Press, died on October 4. She was 83. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Diane Lomonaco

Diane Lomonaco, who for decades worked in production positions at a number of publishers, died on October 4 of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She was 67. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Roger Boore obituary

My friend, Roger Boore, who has died aged 82, was a Welsh-language publisher and author. He will be remembered for his dedication to the Welsh language and its propagation, particularly among children. A chartered accountant, returning to his native Cardiff in the late 1960s, and with a growing... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Obituary: John Ziccardi, 78

John Ziccardi, who led national sales efforts at Bantam and Bantam Doubleday Dell, died September 27. He was 78. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Daniel Moses

Daniel Moses, the longtime editor-in-chief of the San Francisco–based Sierra Club Books, died on September 12 in Ojai, Calif., of complications from three lung conditions caused by end-stage ankylosis spondylitis. He was 85. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Jennifer Creswick

I first met Jennifer, who died on 3rd July, in 1985, when I had been commissioned by the British Council in Paris to research and write a report on the market for British books in France. The editorial and production side was handled in London by the council’s Book Promotion Department, which... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-17 07:32:28 UTC ]
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Obituary: Candice Chaplin

Candice Chaplin, v-p and director of backlist sales at Penguin Random House, died of cancer on September 7 in Gladwyne, Pa. She was 53. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Peter Warner

Peter Warner, the longtime president of Thames & Hudson, died on September 9 from complications due to myelodysplastic syndrome. He was 79. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: John Hitchin

Former publisher and bookseller John Hitchin died in August, aged 88. He is remembered by Tim Godfray and Dotti Irving. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Obituary: Bernette Ford

Obituary: Bernette Ford  1950–2021 Boxer Books publisher David Bennett writes: About 30 years ago, while on a sales trip to New York, I met Bernette Ford. I had no idea then that she would become my best buddy and our families would grow so close. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Obituary: Erika Seyfried, 36

Erika Seyfried, v-p and director of digital strategy and consumer engagement at Penguin Random House, died after going missing while vacationing in Vermont on August 29. She was 36. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Jack Covert

Jack Covert, founder of the business book bookseller and distributor Porchlight Book Company (originally known as 800-CEO READ), died on August 13. He was 77. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Icon bags Eloise's 'refreshing' debut on life with OCD and autism

Icon has landed journalist and debut author Marianne Eloise's memoir of life with obsessive compulsive disorder and autism. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Obituary: Ted Lewin

Award-winning author-illustrator Ted Lewin, known for his realistic and richly detailed watercolors, died on July 28 at age 86. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Ann Rinaldi

Author and journalist Ann Rinaldi, best known for her painstakingly researched YA historical fiction featuring female protagonists, died on July 1 in Branchburg, N.J.; she was 86. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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