Ion Trewin

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


Born in London, the son of J. C. Trewin and Wendy Trewin (née Monk), Ion Trewin was educated at Highgate School.[1] He was the literary editor of The Times from 1972 to 1979 and then became an editor with Hodder & Stoughton (for whom he published Thomas Keneally's Schindler's Ark in 1982) 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 for a decade and was 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 c Alastair Niven (8 April 2015). "Ion Trewin obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ Boyd Tonkin (9 April 2015). "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. ^ Phil Davison (10 April 2015). "Obituary: Ion Trewin, author and publisher". The Scotsman. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  4. ^ Sarah Shaffi (8 April 2015). "Death of Ion Trewin". The Bookseller. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Man Booker Prize director Ion Trewin dies at 71". BBC News. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015.