ANTONIA OWEN is writing the official biography of her father, the eminent publisher
Peter Owen has published seven winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and his
authors include Herman Hesse, Tariq Ali, Marc Chagall, Anita Desai, Jean Cocteau,
Salvador Dali, Laurence Durrell, Robert Graves, King Hussein of Jordan, Henry Miller,
Yoko Ono, Mervyn Peake, Ken Russell, the Marquis de Sade, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gerald
Scarfe, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Edith Sitwell, Stevie Smith, Gertrude Stein, Peter
Vansittart, Anna Kavan and Paul and Jane Bowles among many others. His first editor
was Muriel Spark.
Peter Owen has had enduring personal relationships with many of the writers he has
published since 1951.