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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. {#nodes}
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  • Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier ; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of John F. Kennedy and was regarded then and afterward as an international icon of style and culture. Bouvier was born in 1929 in Southampton, New York, to Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and his wife, Janet Lee Bouvier. In 1951, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French literature from George Washington University and went on to work for the Washington Times-Herald as an inquiring photographer.In 1952, Bouvier met then-Congressman Jack Kennedy at a dinner party in Washington. Kennedy was elected to the Senate that same year, and the...  more

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    Richard Georg Strauss (German pronunciation: [ˈʁɪçaɐ̯t ˈʃtʁaʊs]; 11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier, Elektra, Die Frau ohne Schatten and Salome; his Lieder, especially his Four Last Songs; his tone poems, including Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Also sprach Zarathustra, Ein Heldenleben, Symphonia Domestica, and An Alpine Symphony; and other instrumental works such as Metamorphosen and his Oboe Concerto. Strauss was also a prominent conductor in Western Europe and the Americas, enjoying quasi-celebrity status as his...  more

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    American-born multi-genre author Aberjhani (born July 8, 1957, in Savannah, Georgia) is a historian, columnist, novelist, poet, artist, and editor. Although well known for his blog articles on literature and politics, he is perhaps best known as co-author of Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance and author of The River of Winged Dreams. The encyclopedia won a Choice Academic Title Award in 2004....  more
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    Stefan Anton George (German: [ˈʃtɛfan ˈantoːn ɡeˈɔʁɡə]; 12 July 1868 – 4 December 1933) was a German symbolist poet and a translator of Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, and Charles Baudelaire....  more