Helen Weaver, Chronicler of an Affair With Kerouac, Dies at 89

She was a respected translator from French and a writer on astrology, but her magnum opus was a memoir of her time with Kerouac and the Beats. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-26 17:55:15 UTC ]
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Lyn Macdonald, acclaimed chronicler of World War I, dies at 91

A former radio producer, she interviewed thousands of veterans for books that made her known as “the recording angel of the common soldier.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-22 15:07:00 UTC ]
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Helen McCrory, star of Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter, dies aged 52

Actor was also known for her roles in the films The Queen and The Special RelationshipA life in pictures‘How should a woman live her life?’ | Helen McCroryEngaging, enthralling, always magnetically watchableThe actor Helen McCrory has died at the age of 52. McCrory was best known for her roles... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-04-16 17:01:51 UTC ]
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Beverly Cleary, beloved author who chronicled schoolyard scrapes and feisty kids, dies at 104

Her best-selling children’s books included “Henry Huggins” and “Ramona the Pest.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-26 09:19:11 UTC ]
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Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian author, physician and feminist activist, dies at 89

She campaigned against female genital mutilation and wrote more than 50 novels, plays, story collections and nonfiction books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-23 09:59:11 UTC ]
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John le Carré, Best-Selling Author of Cold War Thrillers, Dies at 89

Breaking from the James Bond mold, he turned the spy novel into high art as he explored the moral compromises of agents on both sides of the Iron curtain. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-12-14 16:04:51 UTC ]
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John le Carré, who lifted the spy novel to literature, dies at 89

A onetime British spy, he used the Cold War as his canvas in such novels as “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-13 10:56:56 UTC ]
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Literature prize founder David Cohen dies, aged 89

Dr David Cohen, founder of the eponymous £40,000 literature prize, has died aged 89. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-20 10:03:11 UTC ]
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Mitchel Levitas, Editor in Leading Posts at The Times, Dies at 89

A Polk Award winner, he edited the Op-Ed page, The Book Review, The Week in Review and also oversaw coverage of the New York area. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-06-24 21:24:11 UTC ]
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Dan Jenkins, best-selling author who wrote ‘Semi-Tough,’ dies at 89

Dan Jenkins, the sportswriting great and best-selling author in a career that went from Ben Hogan to Tiger Woods and the manual typewriter to Twitter, has died. He was 89. Texas Christian University athletic director Jeremiah Donati confirmed Jenkins died Thursday in his hometown of Fort Worth.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W.E.B. Griffin, Military Man and Writer, Dies at 89

W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific author of nearly 250 books, nearly 160 of which were military fiction, died on February 12, his publisher, Putnam, confirmed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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She saw the world to come: ‘Future Shock’ co-author Heidi Toffler dies at 89

The Digital Age was still off in the distance when “Future Shock” arrived in America’s bookstores, offering readers a sobering forecast of a future where change and information would be arriving at such a dizzying pace that humankind would be overwhelmed. As the book became a global bestseller... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Laureate and Chronicler of Postcolonialism, Dies at 85

The Trinidadian-born author of Indian ancestry lived his adult life in England, writing the powerful but polarizing books on migration and empire that won him the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Donald Hall, Former Poet Laureate, Dies at 89

The recipient of the National Medal for the Arts, whose poetry and prose meditated on rural life and mortality, died in his home in Wilmot, N.H., on June 23. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Sensational' Doreen Montgomery dies aged 89

Doreen Montgomery, the “remarkable” chairman of the literary agency Rupert Crew Ltd, has died aged 89 following a seven-decade career in the trade. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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`Si' Newhouse, Billionaire Publisher of Vogue and GQ, Dies at 89

Samuel "Si" Newhouse Jr., the publishing billionaire who oversaw some of America's best-known magazines, including Vogue, the New Yorker, GQ and Vanity Fair as head of the closely held media empire built by his father, has died. He was 89.He died Sunday at his home, the New York Times reported,... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-10-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Crime writer Helen Cadbury dies

Crime writer Helen Cadbury has passed away aged 52 following a battle with cancer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harper Lee Dies at 89

Citing confirmation from multiple sources, numerous media outlets have reported that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee has died at age 89. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Chronicle Books Forms Chronicle Chroma

Beginning this fall, Chronicle Chroma will publish books on the visual arts and pop culture, and will be headed by Steve Crist and Gloria Fowler. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Chronicle Books New Imprint Named Chronicle Prism

Led by Mark Tauber, Chronicle Prism will focus on narrative, prescriptive, and inspirational nonfiction, according to Chronicle Books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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