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Vale Brian Wilder

Leading Australian publisher Brian Wilder has died in Sydney, aged 82.

Wilder’s career in the Australian publishing industry spanned almost 40 years. He was the former managing director of Harper and Row, and a former director of McGraw Hill and Melbourne University Publishing.

Peter FitzSimons writes in the Sydney Morning Herald:

‘For a generation where life was dominated by print and books, Brian Wilder’s contribution to Australian publishing has been a significant one over multiple decades.

‘Throughout his career he was always regarded as a real leader of people, a mentor to many and much loved by all those he worked with. He was kind and stood by his values, his principles and his staff and always had time for all those in need.

‘He is survived by his wife Helena, his children Martijn, Kate and Anna; son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Jane; and grandchildren James, Tom, Nathalie, Reuben and Hannah.’


Category: Obituaries