Diana Athill (1917–2019) helped André Deutsch establish the publishing company that bore his name and worked as an editor for Deutsch for four decades. Athill’s distinguished career as an editor is the subject of her memoir Stet
. She is the author of seven further volumes of memoirs, Instead of a Letter
, After a Funeral
, Yesterday Morning
, Make Believe
, Somewhere Towards the End
, Alive, Alive Oh!
, A Florence Diary
, and a collection of letters, Instead of a Book
. Her only novel, Don’t Look At Me Like That
, was first published in 1967. In January 2009, she won the Costa Biography Award for Somewhere Towards the End
, and was presented with an OBE.