July 8, 2004 by

Stewart Richardson

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Categories: Writers/Editors

Stewart Richardson, a former editor-in-chief at Doubleday, died on July 7 of a lung infection. He was 78.
Richardson was the executive editor and later editor-in-chief of Doubleday during the 1960’s and 70’s. He worked with many prominent authors, including James Dickey, William Goldman, Robert F. Kennedy, Rose Kennedy and John Updike.
Richardson also edited Wallace Stegner’s 1971 novel, “Angle of Repose,” and William H. Goetzmann’s nonfiction text, “Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West,” both of which won a Pulitzer Prize. In 1985, he added Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to his roster of writers.
Richardson is survived by his wife Sally Richardson, the president and publisher of St. Martin’s Press, and two children.

One Response to Stewart Richardson

  1. Kristine May

    Mr. Richardson gave me the first real editorial/publisher input for my writing career. His personal style opened doors and gave me the support a fledgling author is rarely entitled to. He will be greatly missed.

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