It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Neil Middleton, influential writer, political campaigner, and former editorial director at Pluto Press.
Anne Beech, Managing Director at Pluto, recalls an inspirational and principled man:
I worked with Neil many many years ago at Penguin: a hugely kind , clever and passionate man and the best-read person I have ever met. We remained in touch throughout his time as editorial director at Pluto – and some of us will remember publishing several of Neil’s books on the development issues about which he was so passionate. I was proud to have commissioned them and delighted at the opportunity of working with Neil again. His death leaves the world of serious publishing sadly diminished.
A full obituary can be found online at the Irish Times.