Canadian author Graeme Gibson dies, aged 85; Atwood pays tribute to 'beloved' partner

Canadian author Graeme Gibson has passed away, aged 85, with his partner Margaret Atwood paying tribute to her "beloved" spouse.    Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 18:21:20 UTC ]
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Tomie dePaola, beloved children's author and illustrator of 'Strega Nona,' dies at 85

DePaola wrote or illustrated more than 270 children's books, sold nearly 25 million copies and had his books translated into more than 20 languages. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-31 18:51:09 UTC ]
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Judith Kerr dies aged 95; tributes paid to Tiger Who Came to Tea author

Judith Kerr, illustrator and writer of children’s favourites including The Tiger Who Came to Tea, has died at the age of 95. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-23 17:41:23 UTC ]
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The Canadian Author Canadians Know Best? Margaret Atwood

A new survey of Canadian readers found that Margaret Atwood is the Canadian author most residents recognize. The BookNet Canada survey also found that one in five Canadian readers cannot name a single Canadian author. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Alasdair Gray, Scotch Author of Daring Prose, Dies at 85

He didn’t publish his first novel (which he illustrated himself) until he was 46. But his impact, as both a writer and an artist, has lasted. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-11 01:15:42 UTC ]
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Author Charles Sprawson dies, aged 78

Charles Sprawson, author of celebrated swimming memoir Haunts of the Black Masseur (Vintage), has died. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-08 07:22:55 UTC ]
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'Cultural trailblazer' Alasdair Gray dies aged 85

Writer and artist Alasdair Gray has died aged 85 with the trade paying tribute to the "cultural trailblazer" and his "forward-looking vision". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-29 14:08:36 UTC ]
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Hodder pays tribute to late author Frank White

The author and playwright Frank White, whose novel There Was a Time was published by Hodder in 2017, has died at the age of 92. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 09:56:16 UTC ]
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Tributes paid after Gay's The Word founder Jonathan Cutbill dies, aged 82

Tributes have been paid to Gay’s The Word bookshop co-founder Jonathan Cutbill, who has passed away aged 82 after a period of ill health. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-15 17:00:19 UTC ]
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Montalbano author Camilleri dies, aged 93

Andrea Camilleri, author of the Inspector Montalbano series, has died at the age of 93. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-17 02:58:54 UTC ]
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Faber pays tribute to 'gifted' author and journalist Lyra McKee

Tributes have been paid to 29-year-old “gifted" Lyra McKee, a journalist and debut Faber author, who was shot while observing rioting in Londonderry's Creggan estate. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Small Island author Andrea Levy dies, aged 62

Andrea Levy, writer of bestselling Windrush generation novel Small Island (Headline), has died from cancer at the age of 62, with the publishing community paying tribute to how she "reshaped the literary world". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Burningham, children's author and illustrator, dies aged 82

Burningham, who was married to fellow children’s writer Helen Oxenbury, created beloved picture books including Mr Gumpy’s Outing and Avocado BabyJohn Burningham, the children’s author and illustrator behind some of the 20th century’s most enduring children’s books, has died at the age of 82.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Author Eugene H. Peterson Dies at 85

The bestselling author of ‘The Message’ Bible translation and several other works died at age 85 on October 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Carlos Ezquerra: Tributes paid after Judge Dredd co-creator dies aged 70

Comic book artist Carlos Ezquerra is praised for his "unique style" following his death aged 70. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2018-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stig of the Dump author King dies aged 94

Clive King, author of children's classic Stig of the Dump, has died aged 94. He passed away in Norfolk on 10th July. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bestselling author Penny Vincenzi dies aged 78

The ‘doyenne of the modern blockbuster’, Vincenzi sold more than 7m copies of her sweeping, dramatic novelsThe bestselling author Penny Vincenzi, whose novels have sold more than 7m copies worldwide, has died aged 78.Vincenzi published her first book, Old Sins, in 1989 and produced 17 novels and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade pays tribute to Morse author Colin Dexter

Figures from across the trade have paid tribute to Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse novels, who died aged 86, at his home in Oxford. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author, Executive Martin Levin Dies at Age 97

Martin Levin, whose many industry roles included publishing executive, mergers and acquisitions guru, and author, died July 25. He was 97. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Canadian Festivals: Paying Authors, Selling Books, Building Readership

Many Canadian literary festivals match or exceed the Canada Council rate of CAD$250 for an author appearance. Fests are flourishing, coast to coast. The post Canadian Festivals: Paying Authors, Selling Books, Building Readership appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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