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Antonia Owen is writing the official biography of her father, the eminent publisher Peter Owen.

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.

Antonia Owen