Obituary: Rhoda Blumberg

Award-winning children's author Rhoda Blumberg, who translated her passion for history into more than 25 nonfiction books, died at home on June 6. She was 98. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Novel of Old Shanghai: In Conversation with Weina Dai Randel, by Susan Blumberg-Kason

Interviews   Weina Dai Randel burst onto the literary scene a number of years ago with her duology about Empress Wu Zetian, China’s first woman leader. After winning the prestigious Rita Award in 2017 and seeing her novels translated into seven... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2022-01-20 14:33:49 UTC ]
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Obituary: Steve Jenkins

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Steve Jenkins, widely praised for his distinctive and detailed cut- and torn-paper collages depicting animals and the natural world, has died at age 69. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-01-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Trevlyn D’Cruz obituary

My father, Trevlyn D’Cruz, who has died aged 83, was an accountant who became managing director of the publishing company New English Library (NEL) in 1974. His years there read like a primer of 70s culture: he distributed Bob Guccione’s Playboy magazine rival, Penthouse, was involved in the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-12-24 16:49:25 UTC ]
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Obituary: Perce Muscutt

Perce Muscutt, founder of Wenlock Books, who died in Worcestershire on 3 December 2021 at the age of 75, was the best of old-fashioned booksellers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-22 10:16:55 UTC ]
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Obituary: Charlie Conrad Dies at 61

Longtime editor and publishing executive Charlie Conrad died on November 21. He was 61. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-30 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Big Apple Founder Luc H.M. Kwanten

Belgian scholar and the joint founder and executive director of the Big Apple Agency, Luc Kwanten,died November 22, at his home in Shanghai, China. He was 78. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-29 05:00:00 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

[ The Guardian | 2021-10-28 19:33:32 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Guardian | 2021-10-10 16:09:06 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-02 19:38:30 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-02 19:34:27 UTC ]
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