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Former Wiley CEO, Steve Smith
www.publishersweekly.com

Steve Smith, the former president and CEO of John Wiley & Sons, died following a long illness on July 10. He was 61

Helen Bailey
www.telegraph.co.uk

Helen Bailey, the author, who has died aged 51, was best known for her teen fiction about a girl called Electra Brown

Matthew Evans
www.theguardian.com

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting - Publisher who turned Faber & Faber into a champion of the best contemporary writing

Sir Geoffrey Hill
www.theguardian.com

Poet and academic with a passion for the history and landscapes of England

Robyn Sisman
www.theguardian.com

Author of six novels and editor who launched Robert Harris's career as a novelist with Fatherland

Robyn Sisman
www.shelf-awareness.com

Publisher and novelist Robyn Sisman has died aged 61

Peter Owen
www.theguardian.com

Publisher whose list of writers included 10 Nobel prizewinners

Sally Brampton
www.theguardian.com

The woman who made 'Elle girls' the new normal

The Legendary Editor Giancarlo Bonacina Sadly Died Friday 8th April 2016
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Truly one of the great publishers on the international stage

Umberto Eco
www.telegraph.co.uk

Academic and author of erudite bestsellers such as The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum

Harper Lee
www.telegraph.co.uk

American novelist who produced one greatly loved masterpiece in To Kill a Mockingbird

Tanya Schmoller
www.independent.co.uk

Penguin Books devotee who was PA to its co-founder Allen Lane

Helen Brann
www.legacy.com

First woman to set up an independent literary agency in the US

Jonathan Hair
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Art Director at Franklin Watts

Stephen Hayward
www.theguardian.com

Stephen Hayward, who has died of a heart attack aged 61, founded the independent publisher Serif

Pauline Neville, Author
www.scotsman.com

Pauline Neville, Scottish-born author who co-founded the PEN Writers in Prison Committee

Ian Allan 1922-2015
www.travelweekly.co.uk

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

Eric Dobby
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Managing Director of Harrap Publishing Group from 1977 until 1992

Mal Peet
www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Ron Costley
www.theguardian.com

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

Simon Master
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

Irreverent, non-PC, loyal friend, great publisher

Robert Stone
www.nytimes.com

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

Remembering Oscar Dystel, 'Champion of Paperback Publishing'
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

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

Park Honan
www.telegraph.co.uk

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

David St John Thomas
www.westerndailypress.co.uk

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


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