It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear colleague, David Miller, who died in hospital in London on Friday morning, 30th December. David suffered a major heart attack on Christmas Eve and never regained consciousness. He died peacefully in the company of friends. David joined RCW in 1990 as Deborah Rogers’ assistant and over the following years worked his way up to become a highly respected agent and director of the company. He served as Treasurer of the Association of Authors’ Agents and, in 2008, the publishing industry named him Literary Agent of the Year. His short novel about Joseph Conrad, Today, was published in 2011 by Atlantic and was praised by AN Wilson as ‘not merely a story about Conrad and a tribute to Conrad. It is a Conradian achievement in itself. A wonderful piece of fiction.’ He edited an anthology of short stories, That Glimpse of Truth: 100 of the finest short stories ever written, which was published by Head of Zeus in 2014. He was greatly loved by all who worked with him at RCW, by his wonderful clients and by his many publishing friends far and wide. His kindness, intelligence, wit and humanity were unparalleled, and his passing marks a great loss to the publishing world. He is survived by his sons, Freddie and Billy. We will all miss him dreadfully.
David Miller: born 4th February 1966 – died 30th December 2016. There will be a private funeral, to be followed by a memorial service (date to be announced).
Gill Coleridge and Peter Straus