I was an author's editor, a commissioning editor, an art editor, a publisher. These were all some of the diverse aspects of my work which I very much enjoyed over many years. I had two major kinds of relationships which fed and challenged me creatively: my relationship with the book and its contents as a whole, and of course the fundamental relationship with the creator - the author and/or artist.
It was always my
ambition that the latter relationship should be a partnership, co-dependent,
and co-creative, and so I found it moving to find Gunter Grass's poem, words in
farewell to his editor Helmut Frielinghaus at the back of the
Review section of today's Guardian newspaper.
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