Our Family History - Person Sheet
Our Family History - Person Sheet
NameJohn Hugo Edgar Puempin Marks 371
Birth1908, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching
MemoBritish by Naturalisation.
Death15 Jul 1967, England, London, South Marylebone
OccupationAuthor, journalist and Translator
FatherEmil Friedrich Pumpin (1873-1911)
MotherEdith (Edie) Marks (1876-1942)
Birth22 Feb 1917, England, Devon, Tavistock
Deathabt 2012, Cyprus
Married NameMarks
FatherDavid Rimington Heaton (1893-1960)
MotherLouisa Marie Freeman (1880-1924)
MarriageJul 1953, England, Middlesex, Westminster
Marr MemoMarried at the Register Office
Divorcebef Jun 1963, England
Birth30 Dec 1908, ?
Death10 Jan 1996, England, Surrey, Hove
MarriageJun 1963, England, London, Paddington
Notes for John Hugo Edgar Puempin Marks
John Hugo Puempin Marks, who wrote under the name John H. P. Marks was a British journalist and translator from French and Spanish, the first to translate works by Céline into English.

Marks was educated at the Irish College in Gibraltar, the French lycée in Madrid, Aldenham School and Magdalene College, Cambridge.[1] Marks, an aficionado of bull-fighting, was a journalist for The Times and the BBC.[2] In the 1930s he edited Night and Day with Graham Greene, until a libel action ended the journal in 1937.[3] At one point he worked as night editor for United Press International in Lisbon.[4]


1 'Mr John Marks', The Times, 19 July 1967
2 Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, Hemingway and the mechanism of fame, 2006, p.145
3 Adam international review, Volume 46 (1984), p.45
4 Chambers's encyclopaedia, Volume 2, 1973, p.xiii
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