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Eric Lane


Eric Lane was born in North London in 1949. His father was English and his mother Italian. He studied Italian and Russian at Manchester University before training to be a lawyer. In 1983 he founded Dedalus Books with his wife, Marie, Geoffrey Smith and Robert Irwin. The publisher has continued to publish primarily quality fiction, both written in English and translated. He has also written works of fiction himself.

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Eric Lane
Dedalus Books
How to survive as a small publisher (about Dedalus)
Reading Europe – a cultural case for Europe (about Dedalus)


1983 The Travelling Man
1985 Dante Alighieri’s Publishing Company
1989 The Guide on the Central Kingdom Express
1990 Oberammergau: A Passion Play (Lane wrote the introduction)