Director of the University of Chicago Press for more than 30 years and author Morris Philipson, 85, died at home yesterday of congestive heart failure. When Philipson retired in 2000, he had helped the press grow from $4 million in sales to $40 million. The Chicago Tribune says a public memorial service is being planned, likely for January.
Barbara Grier, 78, a founder of Tallahassee-based Naiad Press, died of cancer yesterday. Author Katherine Forrest tells the AP, “It would be hard to imagine a more significant figure in the growth and development of lesbian publishing in the 20th century than Barbara Grier. Or a more towering and central figure in lesbian culture.”