André Deutsch Collection

Scope and Content

The André Deutsch Collection consists of the published output of André Deutsch Ltd and Allan Wingate (his first company) as well as titles from Deutsch's own personal library (including many signed editions from author friends). The collection also includes a small selection of personal papers, photographs and framed artwork.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1917 in Budapest, André Deutsch was one of a group of central European emigres - including George Weidenfeld and Paul Hamlyn - who played an important role in the development of British publishing between the 1950s and the 1980s. Towards the end of World War II, Deutsch founded his first publishing company, Allan Wingate. In the early 1950s, however, he resigned from the Wingate company and went on to establish André Deutsch Ltd which published some of the most important names in post war fiction, including John Updike, V.S.Naipaul, Philip Roth and Norman Mailer. He died in 2000.

André Deutsch Ltd was acquired by the Carlton Publishing Group.

Conditions Governing Access

Before your first visit to the Special Collections Reading Room please complete a Reading Room registration form . The form is also available from the Headington Library Enquiry Desk. Internal staff and students will be asked to show their University ID card, and external applicants should bring proof of address

Applicants are bound by the Reading Room regulations .

The Reading Room is open between 1pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday, during the University semesters (dates available here ) and researchers can visit by prior appointment outside these times; Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Please email us to arrange a visit or if you have any queries:

André Deutsch Ltd was acquired by the Carlton Publishing Group and all copyright enquiries should be directed to them.

Other Finding Aids

A full online catalogue for the archival material is available.

Please use the Library Catalogue, available at , to search for the published items in this collection.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Eleanor Possart, 2008, 2012.

Custodial History

The collection was gifted to the University in 2002 by Graham Greene, André Deutsch's executor, with three further smaller deposits of books, photographs and correspondence in 2009.


Further accruals expected.