'True original' Doctorow dies

US novelist E L Doctorow has died at the age of 84. Doctorow, known for works including Ragtime (Penguin Modern Classics) and The March (Abacus), passed away yesterday in New York from complications from lung cancer, his son told the New York Times. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'True original' Doctorow dies

US novelist E L Doctorow has died at the age of 84. Doctorow, known for works including Ragtime (Penguin Modern Classics) and The March (Abacus), passed away yesterday in New York from complications from lung cancer, his son told the New York Times. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Underground Comix Original, Dies at 74

Pathbreaking underground comix artist and editor Aline Kominsky-Crumb, whose work inspired a generation of women cartoonists, died from pancreatic cancer at home in Sauve, France on November 30. She was 74. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'True one off' author Anne Rice dies, aged 80

The American author Anne Rice, best known for Interview with the Vampire, has died aged 80 with Chatto & Windus paying tribute to the "true one-off". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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When writer Hache Carrillo died, the world discovered his true identity. What does that mean for his legacy?

Novelist H.G. Carrillo, like many authors before him, assumed a fabricated identity. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Book Review: ‘The Art of Dying,’ by Peter Schjeldahl

Peter Schjeldahl’s final book collects the essays and reviews he wrote in the years after a cancer diagnosis. Continue reading at The New York Times

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David A. Morton, Who Defined Rizzoli's Architecture Program, Dies at 89

Morton, who joined Rizzoli International Publications in 1987 and was named associate publisher in 2008, published titles by such leading architects as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and I.M. Pei. He died on June 27, a day shy of his 90th birthday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-07-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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David Peters, Cofounder of Ryland Peters & Small, Dies at 66

David Peters, the well-known independent publisher of lifestyle books both sides of the Atlantic, died of cancer at his home in the U.K. on June 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Toys 'R' Us uses OpenAI's Sora to make a brand film about its origin story and it’s horrifying

The rise of artificial intelligence in our media and entertainment industries has raised a lot of concerns about programs like Open Al’s text-to-video maker Sora replacing the artistic endeavors and aspirations of humans. If those AI made movies are anything like a new brand film about the Toys... Continue reading at Engadget

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Lucia Heinold, Longtime Borders Buyer, Dies at 82

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Gary Urda, SVP of Sales at Simon & Schuster, Dies at 59

Urda died unexpectedly the morning of June 24 after collapsing at the gym. S&S CEO Jonathan Karp called him "was a quintessential sales executive, with a deep knowledge of our industry." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How to Fix ‘AI’s Original Sin’

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Thomas McCormack, ‘One of the Great Contrarians of Publishing,’ Dies at 92

McCormack, the longtime, famously outspoken executive who turned St. Martin’s Press from “an insignificant trade house on the brink of bankruptcy to a quarter-billion-dollar powerhouse,” died on June 15. He was 92. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Viz Originals Expands into One-Shot Manga

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-06-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ben Potter, YouTuber Known as Comicstorian, Dies at 40

Mr. Potter narrated the epic sagas of popular comic book heroes and villains on his channel Comicstorian. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Ron Edmonds, 77, Whose Camera Captured the Shooting of Reagan, Dies

Working for The Associated Press, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his sequence of photos showing the president being struck by a bullet while three others fell wounded. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Terry Robards, 84, Dies; Lifted Fine Wines in America as a Times Critic

In columns and notably “The New York Times Book of Wine,” he introduced Americans to European and premium domestic varieties in the 1970s and ’80s. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Don Perlin, Comic Book Artist Who Found Success Late, Dies at 94

His Moon Knight was a hit in the 1970s, 30 years after he began his career. Bloodshot, another popular superhero, followed two decades later. Continue reading at The New York Times

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