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Peter Ruber

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Birth date1940
NationalityUnited States
Occupationauthor, editor, publisher

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Peter Ruber (born 1940) is a United States author, editor and publisher. He has been an advertising executive, book publisher, and for the past two decades, a consultant and free-lance journalist for many leading business information technology magazines. He lives on Long Island, New York with his wife, three sons, two grandchildren and a mountain of books and literary papers.

As publishing executive, he came to know and publish many books by Arkham House founder August Derleth between 1962 1971, some under his Candlelight Press imprint, and has been researching his former colleague's life and time for nearly forty years.

Ruber became the editor for Arkham House in 1997, after Jim Turner left to found Golden Gryphon Press. Ruber is the author of The Last Bookman: A Journey into the Life and Times of Vincent Starrett: Journalist, Bookman, Bibliophile (NY: Candlelight Press, 1968; reprint Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 1995) and editor of over 25 books. He has also done much research for a biography on August Derleth (as yet unpublished) and Seabury Quinn. He is editing for Battered Silicon Dispatch Box all of Vincent Starrett's works, with 22 of a projected 25 volumes already in print.

In 2000 Ruber edited a collection of previously unpublished stories by H. Russell Wakefield for Ash-Tree Press. For the same publisher in 2003 he edited Night Creatures by Seabury Quinn.

Ruber is said to have suffered a stroke around 2002 or 2003 and his editorial duties at Arkham House appear to have lapsed due to this.

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