Obituary: Jack Lamplough

Jack Lamplough, who served as director in the marketing and publicity departments at Tower Books, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, and Quirk Books, and Overlook Press, has died. He was 59. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Social media stars Jack & Jack to Quercus

Quercus has acquired a non-fiction title by social media stars Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson, known on social media as Jack & Jack. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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David Larkin obituary

My brother David Larkin, who has died aged 84, was an art director in the book publishing industry who consistently pushed artists to go beyond their known capabilities – and often saw things in them that they did not themselves perceive.In the late 1960s, as art director at Granada Publishing,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-03 15:48:19 UTC ]
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Obituary: Roland Elgey, 65

Publishing industry veteran Roland Elgey died recently at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after an 18-month battle with colorectal cancer. He was 65. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Ava Weiss

Ava Weiss, the highly regarded, former longtime art director at Greenwillow Books, died on November 25 at the age of 95. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Fred Hills, 85

Fred Hills, who edited an array of literary luminaries and celebrities including Vladimir Nabokov, Raymond Carver, Jane Fonda, and Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Boll, died on November 7. He was 85. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Don O'Connor, 63

Don O’Connor, Macmillan’s senior field sales and national account manager for Ingram Kids, died on November 13. He was 63. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: William B. Eerdmans Jr.

William “Bill” B. Eerdmans Jr., who led the family-owned Christian publishing house Wm. B. Eerdmans for more than 50 years, died on November 13. He was 97. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Mildred Hird, 98

Mildred Hird, one of the first publishing executives to specialize in the sale of foreign rights of American books, died on November 2 at her home in New York City. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Tom Maschler

Tom Maschler Born 16th August 1933 Died 15th October 2020 Rogers, Coleridge & White managing director Peter Straus remembers the late, acclaimed publisher Like many of the impressive publishers to emerge after the Second World War, Tom Maschler was a Jewish émigré from Europe. He was... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-30 04:38:04 UTC ]
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Obituary: Randy Kessler

Randy Kessler, national accounts manager at Scholastic, died unexpectedly on October 22 at the age of 50. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Tom Maschler obituary

Booker prize founder and publisher of some of the greats of 20th-century fictionTom Maschler, publisher and managing director of Jonathan Cape and the architect of the Booker prize for fiction, has died aged 87. A glamorous, perma-tanned figure with aquiline features and unruly hair, who dressed... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-16 17:49:02 UTC ]
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Obituary: David Gale

Children’s book editor David Gale, who shaped a distinguished roster of award-winning titles and proudly championed works of LGBTQ literature, died on October 9 following a long illness; he was 65. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Janet Freer obituary

My mother, Janet Freer, who has died aged 89, was a literary agent for science-fiction writers in the 1960s and 70s. She helped launch the careers of several young SF writers.Janet began work as a commercial artist before starting her publishing career in London around 1962. She spent several... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-11 15:38:47 UTC ]
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Obituary: Bette Greene

Author Bette Greene, known for her books honestly addressing difficult subject matter, including 'Summer of My German Soldier,' died on October 2 at age 86. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sir Harold Evans obituary

Journalist who at the Sunday Times became the most admired newspaper editor of his generationSir Harold Evans, who has died aged 92, lived a life of two halves, almost two distinct lives. In his first life, he was the Manchester lad who grew up to be the most famous and most admired newspaper... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-24 11:55:45 UTC ]
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Obituary: Sam McBratney

Irish children's author Sam McBratney, most widely known for the classic, bestselling picture book 'Guess How Much I Love You,' died on September 18; he was 77. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘Jack,’ Marilynne Robinson’s fourth Gilead novel, a lost soul embarks on an impossible love affair

The story, set in segregated St. Louis, follows a White thief and a Black teacher whose lives intersect. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-21 08:45:03 UTC ]
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Obituary: John Adams

John Adams, national accounts manager for Penguin Random House, died yesterday of an apparent heart attack. He was 64. A veteran sales rep, he was with PRH and its predecessor companies for 34 years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Lana Del Rey will release her poetry collection as an audiobook set to Jack Antonoff music. (Same.)

Lana Del Rey is releasing her forthcoming poetry collection, Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, on Tuesday, July 28 in digital form. In case you prefer your celebrity poetry spoken aloud, though, she has also recorded an audio version of the book, which will be released on vinyl, CD,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-24 16:04:22 UTC ]
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