John Lehmann Bio Details
Rudolph John Frederick Lehmann
Date of birth
Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Date of death:
7 Apr 1987
Place of death
Westminster, London, England, UK
Editor (1936 - 1940)
Managing Director (1938 - 1946)
Lehmann was introduced to the publishing world by his close friend Julian Bell, the nephew of Virginia Woolf. His publishing career began in 1931 when Virginia and Leonard Woolf employed him at Hogarth Press. He went on to create his own periodicals and his own publishing house, John Lehmann limited. He has been referred to as "the greatest British literary editor of his time".
Lehmann founded the ground breaking periodical New Writing in 1936 and featured work from numerous famous writers and authors including George Orwell and EM Forster.
Lehmann wrote biographies of Rupert Brooke, Edith Sitwell and Virginia Woolf.
British Poet and Man of Letters
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John Lehmann had a relationship with Sir Michael Redgrave CBE
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John Lehmann's great niece is Anna Woodhouse John Lehmann's great niece is Guy Philipps John Lehmann's great nephew is Roland Philipps John Lehmann's great niece is Katherine Juteau John Lehmann's great nephew is Ivo Philipps