David Campbell was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.
David Campbell worked for much of his publishing career in Paris, first at Gallimard, then as International Publishing Director at Hachette, later as Publisher and Managing Director of Editions du Chêne. In 1991 he revived Everyman’s Library as a small independent house and has been its Publisher since. In 1999 he created the Millennium Library Trust and raised £9 million to donate, over five years, 300 specially printed Everyman books to every state secondary school in the UK (4,300 schools) and to 1,700 schools and libraries in 77 countries of the developing world. In 2007 he was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.