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Ian Allan 1922-2015

Ian Allan, founder of Ian Allan Travel, died at the age of 92 following a lifetime in the sector

Eric Dobby

Managing Director of Harrap Publishing Group from 1977 until 1992

Mal Peet

Award-winning children's author Mal Peet, who wrote books about football, has died aged 67

Ron Costley

Typographer who created elegant, reader-friendly designs for publishers including Faber & Faber and Chatto & Windus

Simon Master

Irreverent, non-PC, loyal friend, great publisher

Robert Stone

Robert Stone, Novelist of the Vietnam Era and Beyond, Dies at 77

Remembering Oscar Dystel, 'Champion of Paperback Publishing'

The life of the legendary publisher, who died aged 101, was celebrated at Random House New York last week

Park Honan

Scholar and biographer of great writers from William Shakespeare to Matthew Arnold

David St John Thomas

Publisher David St John Thomas, who understood his readership, has died

Harry Doherty 13 Jan 1953 - 27 Apr 2014

The founder and driving force behind Books & Media, Harry Doherty, passed away at the Royal Free hospital

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The vivid prose of Gabriel Garcia Marquez described a world as exotic as a Latin American carnival.

Peter Matthiessen

Environmentalist, novelist and wildlife author best known for The Snow Leopard

Masoud Yazdani: Founder And Publisher Of Intellect

Masoud Yazdani, founder and publisher of Intellect. Masoud died on Tuesday 18 February, aged 58, following a year-long battle with cancer

Ali Gunn

Matchmaker, dealmaker and 'head girl' - the irrepressible Ali Gunn

Michael Baldwin

Poet and novelist with a passion for teaching others to write

Mavis Gallant Dies In Paris At 91

Internationally renowned Canadian short-story author Mavis Gallant has died at 91

André Schiffrin

Publisher and champion of Kafka and Sartre who was caught in a battle between budgets and books

José Emilio Pacheco

Award-winning Mexican poet and author of the bestselling novel Battles in the Desert

Tom Rosenthal

Tom Rosenthal was a flamboyant publisher who also made his mark as art historian, broadcaster and connoisseur

Tom Rosenthal

Publisher adept at balancing the demands of literature and commerce, and a notable writer on art

Christopher Geoghegan

Chris passed away peacefully on the 10th December 2013 aged 43 after a long battle with cancer

Colin Wilson

Writer and philosopher whose work, beginning with 'The Outsider', searched for the meaning of man's existence

Leo Cooper

A convivial publisher of the old school, a pillar of the Garrick Club and an enthusiastic amateur cricketer

Phil Trump

Phil Trump who after a very brave five year fight with cancer, died peacefully on the 22nd November 2013 at Basingstoke Hospice

Paul Scherer

One of the UK's most successful and influential publishers at the head of Transworld Publishers

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