André Deutsch CBE (15 November 1917 in
Budapest – 11 April 2000 in
London) was a British publisher who founded an eponymous publishing
company in 1951.
2 Current imprint
3 See also
5 Further reading
6 External links
Deutsch attended school in Budapest, where he was born, and in Vienna.
Anschluss led to him fleeing Austria because he was Jewish, and he
settled in Britain.
After having learned the business of publishing while working for
Francis Aldor (Aldor Publications, London), with whom he was interned
in the Isle of Man during the
Second World War
Second World War and who had introduced
him to the industry, Deutsch left Aldor's employment after a few
months to continue his burgeoning publishing career with the firm of
Nicholson & Watson. After the war Deutsch started his first
company, Allan Wingate, but after a few years was forced out by one of
his directors, Anthony Gibb.
André Deutsch Limited began trading
His small but influential publishing house ran until the 1980s, and
included books by Jack Kerouac, Wole Soyinka, Earl Lovelace, Norman
Mailer, George Mikes, V. S. Naipaul, Ogden Nash, Andrew Robinson,
Philip Roth, Art Spiegelman, John Updike, Margaret Atwood, Charles
Gidley Wheeler and Helene Hanff. Deutsch employed dedicated editor
André Deutsch died in London on 11 April 2000, aged 82.
The name "André Deutsch" is now an imprint of Carlton Publishing
Group, which purchased the company from Video Collection International
List of publishers
^ a b c Calder, John (12 April 2000). "Obituary: André Deutsch". The
Guardian. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
^ Athill, Diana. "André Deutsch: The Great Persuader", p. 33 in Abel
and Graham (2009).
Abel, Richard and Graham, Gordon (eds) (2009), Immigrant Publishers:
the impact of expatriate publishers in Britain and America in the 20th
century. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
Athill, Diana (2000), Stet: A memoir. London: Granta, 2000.
Norrie, Ian (2006), Mentors and Friends: short lives of leading
publishers and booksellers I have known. London: Elliot and Thompson.
"No Longer With Us: André Deutsch". Naim Attallah Online.
André Deutsch website
André Deutsch Collection at Oxford Brookes University
Obituary in The Guardian
André Deutsch Publishing Archive at the McFarlin Library, University
ISNI: 0000 0003 6686 6547
BNF: cb14459571h (data)
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