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Blanche Knopf

Born: Jul 30, 1894

Death: Jun 4, 1966

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Blanche Knopf

Date of Birth : Jul 30, 1894
Date of Death : Jun 4, 1966
Birth Place : New York City

Blanche Wolf Knopf was the president of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and wife of publisher Alfred Knopf, with whom she established the firm in 1915. Blanche and Alfred traveled the world seeking new authors. Blanche was especially influential in having European and Latin American literature translated into English and published in the United States. After World War II she was one of the first American publishers to travel to Europe, and from then on she was in charge of all European efforts of the firm. For her accomplishments in developing and promoting the literature of France, she was named a Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur by the French government in 1949, and became an Officier de la Legion d'honneur in 1960. She was also honored by Brazil with the Order of the Southern Cross.

Also known as

  • Blanche Wolf


  • Alfred A. Knopf, Sr.


  • Alfred A. Knopf, Jr.
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