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Publisher Peter Owen’s memoir, NOT A NICE JEWISH BOY, written in conjunction with the talented writer and composer James Nye, who was a personal friend, is due out on 14 October in a handsome cased illustrated edition from Fonthill Media. … Continue reading

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Who Was Ithell Colquhoun?

  The daughter of a civil servant in India, Colquhoun was born in Assam in 1906, but was soon sent back to England. She studied at Cheltenham Art School and the Slade School of Art, after which she took studios … Continue reading

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A note from Frank to Peter

We’ve found a lovely thing in our archives today! Frank Dickens, the creator of the tubby, long-suffering clerk Bristow (the longest-running newspaper cartoon from a single artist), wrote a thriller called A Curl Up and Die Day that Peter Owen … Continue reading

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Peter Owen: an extraordinary life

Thank you so much for all the condolences, good wishes and wonderful things that have been said about Peter since we sadly shared news of his peaceful death. We have been remembering him fondly and looking through photographs of his extraordinary … Continue reading

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Peter Owen, 1927-2016

Peter Owen, OBE, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, 31 May, surrounded by friends and family at the Whittington Hospital, London, after a short illness. Peter had celebrated his 89th birthday in February. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, … Continue reading

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Why Endo never won a Nobel Prize

Peter Owen was Shusaku Endo’s friend, English language publisher and agent for many years. In the Japan Times, Damian Flanagan talks about the author’s work, Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s masterpiece Silence, and speculation as to why the … Continue reading

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