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  • Obituary: Christopher Foyle

    Christopher Foyle, former chairman of Foyles bookshops in the U.K., has died at the age of 79. He had been suffering from leukemia.

  • Antique Collectors Club Cofounder Diana Steel Dies at 82

    Diana Steel, cofounder of the U.K.-based art book publisher Antique Collectors Club, died August 3 in Woodbridge, England. She was 82.

  • Obituary: Jeanne Steig

    Children's author and multimedia visual artist Jeanne Steig, known for her witty retellings of fairy tales and myths, most of them illustrated by her late husband, celebrated cartoonist and author William Steig, has died at 92.

  • Robert Scudellari, Random House Art Director, Dies at 88

    Robert Scudellari, who served as corporate art director at Random House in the 1970s and '80s, died on June 3. He was 88.

  • Publishing Executive Marvin Brown Dies at 87

    Over his 30-plus-year career in publishing, Brown held executive roles at Atheneum, New American Library, Viking Penguin, and Penguin USA.

  • Mark Heineke, U Nebraska Press Marketing Manager, Dies at 51

    University of Nebraska marketing manager Mark Heineke died unexpectedly on July 24, three weeks short of his 52nd birthday. Heineke worked for a number of scholarly presses during more than two decades in publishing.

  • Europe Comics Cofounder Sophie Castille Dies at 51

    Sophie Castille, cofounder and director of Europe Comics and a key executive in the growth of European graphic novels in North America, died July 11. She was 51.

  • Bookseller, Former ABA Board President Gail See Dead at Age 94

    Gail See, a Minneapolis-area bookseller for many years and a leader in Minnesota's literary community, who served as president of the ABA board from 1984-1986, has died at age 94.

  • Book Publisher Merloyd Ludington Lawrence Dies at 89

    Her imprint, Merloyd Lawrence Books, published hundreds of works of nonfiction with Addison-Wesley, Basic Books, Da Capo Press, Hachette, and Perseus.

  • Bobby Byrd, Cofounder of Cinco Puntos Press, Dies at 80

    The poet and cofounder and publisher of Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso, Tex., has died.

  • 2022 In Memoriam: Children's Book Creators Remembered

    Click through to see our tributes to some of the talented and inspiring children's book authors and illustrators who have died this year—all of whom leave behind rich legacies.

  • Obituary: Lisa Hill

    Longtime book sales representative Lisa Hill, a veteran of Random House and S&S, died on June 9 at Hospice of W. Kentucky from a short illness. She was 60.

  • Blanche Cirker, Cofounder of Dover Publications, Dies at 104

    Blanche Cirker, who, with her husband, Hayward, started Dover Publications in 1941, died last week at the age of 104.

  • Publishing Executive Stan Corwin Dies at 83

    Stan Corwin, an executive with Pinnacle Books, Grosset & Dunlap, and Prentice-Hall who also founded his own multimedia company, died on May 18.

  • Morton Janklow Dies at 91

    Publishing powerbroker Mort Janklow died on May 25 at his home in Water Mill, N.Y., five days short of his 92nd birthday. For his own firm and then with Janklow & Nesbit, the agent was known as a fierce advocate for his authors.

  • Obituary: Jim Murphy

    Award-winning children's book author Jim Murphy, best known for his carefully researched nonfiction documenting dramatic events in history, died suddenly on May 1; he was 74.

  • Obituary: Ann Spinelli

    Spinelli, a former v-p and executive art director at Putnam Publishing Group, died on May 9. She was 77.

  • Marshall Smith, Brookline Booksmith Cofounder, Dies at 90

    Smith, the cofounder of Brookline Booksmith and a number of other seminal Boston-area retail businesses, died on May 10.

  • Former 'PW' Rep Matt Hurley Dies at 64

    Matt Hurley, a sales rep for 'Publishers Weekly' from 1989 to 2011, died on April 22.

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