Peter Schwed, an author and exec at Simon & Schuster who worked with such literary stars as P.G. Wodehouse and Irving Wallace, died July 31 in New York. He was 92.
Schwed served as editorial chair and trade books publisher with the company and helped publish books by the likes of Wodehouse, Wallace, David McCullogh and Cornelius Ryan.
He also was known for editing books written by sports celebs including Jack Nicklaus, Chris Evert, Bjorn Borg and Ted Williams.
He wrote or contributed to several books and co-authored the 1979 Nancy Lopez autobio “The Education of a Woman Golfer.”
World War II Army vet earned a Bronze Star for serving in Europe and left the service as a captain. After the war, he began his career with S&S. He was named exec editor and a veep in 1957, worked as publisher of the trade books division from 1966-72 and retired as chairman emeritus of the editorial board in 1984.