Chapman and S&S UK are in rude health

Chapman and S&S UK are in rude health

Recovery from a life-threatening illness, the "absolute red mist" of losing a book and the art of delegation are all issues on the mind of the chief executive and publisher of Simon & Schuster UK, Ian Chapman, in the month of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Chapman returned to work in January, eight months after contracting the life-threatening neurological condition Guillain-Barré syndrome, with a renewed sense of focus, “a rebirth” and a feeling of “less patience and time”.

He says: “I’m still suffering a bit from numb feet but when I said to my neurologist, ‘It’s been a ye...

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