Olwyn Hughes obituary

Literary agent with a fearsome reputation who was devoted to the work of her brother, Ted Hughes, and the posthumous literary life of his wife Sylvia PlathIn a photograph of Ted Hughes from his youth, the poet is cradling a large mirror. It reflects his sister, Olwyn Hughes, holding a box camera: the combination of their images symbolises how, from the age of 35 until her death at the age of 87, she devoted herself to his service and then his memory.Her life was changed by a letter she received in Paris in February 1963: “Dear Olwyn, On Monday morning, at about 6am, Sylvia gassed herself.” Later that year, she gave up the job and the city that she loved in order to help her younger brother bring up his children, three-year-old Frieda and one-year-old Nicholas, from his marriage to the poet Sylvia Plath. In Frieda’s earliest memories, the tall woman with the high thin nose and the often scolding manner was assumed to be a mother, not an aunt. During this period Olwyn translated a French novel, The Return by Michel Droit, which was published by Andre Deutsch. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hugh Hefner obituary

Playboy founder, who has died aged 91, claimed he wanted to help liberate women as sexual beings – but critics decry a legacy of objectificationOne evening in 1967, Hugh Hefner, who has died aged 91, appeared on a TV special broadcast from the Playboy Mansion’s library. Puffing on his customary... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Obituary: Patti Hughes

Hughes, a longtime Macmillan executive and, most recently, the publisher's v-p of distribution, sales and special markets, died on June 12. She was 60. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hughes & Hughes to close Dundrum branch

Irish bookseller Hughes & Hughes is to close its Dundrum branch this Sunday (10th March),... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kobo partners with Hughes & Hughes

Irish bookseller Hughes & Hughes has partnered with Kobo to supply e-readers and ebooks.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hughes & Hughes opens in former Waterstone's store

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 07:50 Hughes & Hughes has opened a branch in a former Dublin Waterstone’s store, creating 14 jobs. The bookseller claimed the outlet in Dublin’s Jervis Centre is the country’s first pop-up bookshop. The 6,000 square-metre space... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Obituary: Dick Donahue

Dick Donahue, retired features editor at 'Publishers Weekly,' died on July 5 at his assisted living residence, the Beth Abraham Center in the Bronx. He was 79. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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