Ion Trewin

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Ion Courtenay Gill Trewin (13 July 1943 - 8 April 2015) was a British editor, publisher and author.

Trewin was educated at Highgate School. He was the literary editor of The Times from 1972-1979 and then with Hodder & Stoughton (for whom he published Thomas Keneally's Schindler's Ark) until 1992 and Orion Publishing Group to 2006. He was said to have 'an unmatched reputation as a publisher of taste and acumen'.[1]

He was director of the Man Booker Prize and the biographer of the politician Alan Clark.[1][2][3][4][5] Trewin also edited the three volumes of Clark's diaries.


  1. ^ a b Alastair Niven. "Ion Trewin obituary". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ion Trewin: Guiding hand behind lauded big-name biographies who became the literary director of the Man Booker prizes". The Independent. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Obituary: Ion Trewin, author and publisher". Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Death of Ion Trewin". Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Man Booker Prize director Ion Trewin dies at 71". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2015.