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Allen Lane

Publisher

Died when: 67 years 289 days (813 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Allen Lane

Sir Allen Lane (born Allen Lane Williams; 21 September 1902 – 7 July 1970) was a British publisher who together with his brothers Richard and John Lane founded Penguin Books in 1935, bringing high-quality paperback fiction and non-fiction to the mass market.

In 1967 he started a hardback imprint under his own name, Allen Lane.


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