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TRENDING List of Famous Book Editors

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List of famous book editors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top book editors in the world? This includes the most prominent book editors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable book editors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic book editors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned book editors.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Stefan George.

From reputable, prominent, and well known book editors to the lesser known book editors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the book editor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous book editors ever?" and "What are the names of famous book editors?" then you're in the right place. (55 items)
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Book Editors
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Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; they remained ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1929-1994)

Birthplace: Southampton, New York, USA

Profession: Editor

Credits: A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy

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Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Book Editors
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Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier and Salome; his lieder, especially his Four Last Songs; and his tone poems Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Also ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1864-1949)

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Profession: Conductor, Book editor, Composer

Credits: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010, Catch-22, Abraham's Valley Richard Strauss: Arabella

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Aberjhani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Book Editors
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Born in the United States, Aberjhani was educated at several American colleges according to his posted CVs and served in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves for almost a decade. His writing career started with the Air Force as a photo-journalist and editor in Alaska and England. He later became a ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Savannah, United States of America, United States, with Territories Chatham County, + more

Profession: Editor, Website content writer, Book editor, Publisher Poet, + more

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Stefan George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Book Editors
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Stefan Anton George was a German poet, editor, and translator. ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1868-1933)

Birthplace: Büdesheim, Germany

Profession: Book editor, Poet, Translator

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Fernando Trueba is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Book Editors
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Fernando Trueba is a Spanish book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer. Between 1974 and 1979 he worked as a film critic for Spain's leading daily newspaper El País. In 1980, he founded the monthly film magazine Casablanca, which he edited and directed during its first two years. He is ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Europe, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe Madrid metropolitan area, + more

Profession: Book editor, Record producer, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Belle Époque, Two Much, Lumière and Company, Chico and Rita Calle 54, + more

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Giorgio Bassani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Book Editors
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Giorgio Bassani was an Italian novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and international intellectual. ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1916-2000)

Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Profession: Book editor, Poet, Novelist, Writer

Credits: Senso, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Woman of Rome, The Long Night of '43 The River Girl, + more

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Duarte Leite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Book Editors
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Duarte Leite Pereira da Silva, GCC, was a Portuguese historian, mathematician, journalist, diplomat and politician. He graduated in Mathematics at the University of Coimbra, in 1885. He taught at the Politecnic Academy of Porto, from 1886 to 1911. Meanwhile he was also the director of the newspaper ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1864-1950)

Birthplace: Porto, Portugal

Profession: Book editor, Mathematician, Politician, Journalist Diplomat, + more

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Franz Blei was an essayist, playwright and translator from Vienna. He was also noted as a bibliophile, a critic, an editor and publisher, and a fine wit in conversation. He was a friend and collaborator of Franz Kafka. ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1871-1942)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Book editor, Publisher, Librettist, Essayist Translator, + more

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