Sir William Emrys Williams

(1896—1977) educationist and publisher

Quick Reference

(1896–1977) Penguin’s Editor-in-Chief. ‘Bill’ Williams was a driving force in 20th-century British art, literature, culture, and adult education. He was an author, critic, founder of ABCA (wartime army education), the first secretary-general of the Arts Council, and editor of Pelican, Penguin's educational imprint.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Bibliography.

Reference entries