Diana Mary Glenn
13 April 1942
|Died||4 October 2011 (aged 69)|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Occupation||Publisher, editor, businessperson|
|Parent(s)||Sir Archibald Glenn|
Diana Mary "Di" Gribble  (13 April 1942 – 4 October 2011) was an Australian publisher, book editor and businessperson. A feminist, Gribble was one of the most influential figures in the Australian publishing scene and wider cultural life between 1975 and 2010.
Gribble was born in Melbourne, the daughter of Sir Archibald Glenn and Betty Balderstone. Educated at Fintona Girls' School, she began studying architecture at the University of Melbourne, where she met Hilary McPhee.
In 1975 McPhee and Gribble co-founded McPhee Gribble, an Australian publishing house that was the first publisher of numerous well-known Australian authors including Glen Tomasetti, Helen Garner, Tim Winton, Murray Bail, Kaz Cooke, Peter Cundall, Rod Jones, Jean McCaughey, Rodney Hall, Kathy Lette, Gabrielle Carey and Drusilla Modjeska. In 1989, McPhee Gribble was sold to Penguin Books.
In 1990, she partnered with Eric Beecher and together they launched Text Media Group; and attracted authors including Peter Singer, Tim Flannery, The Chaser team, Shane Maloney, Hazel Hawke, Robert Manne and Raimond Gaita. Text was sold to Fairfax Media in 2004.
Gribble was a Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, including a term as deputy chair, a member of the Australia Council, a director of Lonely Planet, of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Major Events Company, Austrade, Circus Oz, Care Australia, and a founding member of the Women's Electoral Lobby, as well as the Essendon Football Club's Women's Network.
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- Heyward, Michael (7 October 2011). "Obituary: Publisher Diana Gribble nurtured literary talent". The Australian. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- Howcroft, Elizabeth; Beecher, Eric; Heyward, Michael. "Gribble, Diana (Di) (1942–2011)". Obituaries Australia. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- Steger, Jason (6 October 2011). "Generous, wise, stable and reliable: tributes flow for publisher Gribble". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- Inglis, Kenneth Stanley. Whose ABC?: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1983-2006. Melbourne, Victoria: Black Inc. ISBN 1-86395-189-X.
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- "My friend, Diana Gribble, died the other night.." by Hilary McPhee, ABC Online
- Diana Gribble in The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in the Twentieth Century