We remember our friend and colleague, Fred Kobrak, an international book publishing industry veteran and fixture at the Frankfurt Book Fair, who passed away on December 12.
Literary agent and bestselling author Carole Blake, a familiar face in the UK and global book community, passed away on October 25, 2016.
Kalem Literary Agency remembers legendary Spanish literary agent Carmel Balcells and her contributions to international authors, writing and agenting.
UK publisher Lord Weidenfeld was a towering and influential figure in the book industry, and he seemed to embody not only the history of publishing but also the history of Europe.
Publishing industry expert Mark Dressler passed away on December 23, 2015. We remember his optimism, enthusiasm and hard work.
One of Germany’s leading literary critics, Hellmuth Karasek, died on September 29, 2015. He was 81 years old.
Legendary editor and translator, Carol Brown Janeway, died on August 3, 2015. Her dedication to literature in translation left behind a strong legacy.
A memorial service for Random House UK’s Simon Master, who died in January, provided a fitting PS to the London Book Fair which wrapped up last week.
Both an influential writer and contentious political activist in post-war Germany, Günter Grass died on April 13, 2015.
With three leading figures in UK publishing passing away in the past few weeks there has been a palpable sense of an old order changing.
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