Larry McMurtry, award-winning novelist who pierced myths of his native Texas, dies at 84

He won a Pulitzer for “Lonesome Dove” and shared an Oscar for his “Brokeback Mountain” screenplay. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-26 16:04:07 UTC ]
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Larry McMurtry, Pillar of Literary Texas, Dies at 84

The author of 'Lonesome Dove,' 'The Last Picture Show,' and 'Terms of Endearment,' among many others, was a longtime favorite in Hollywood who wrote with skepticism on the myths of the American West and ran one of the biggest bookstores in the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Award-winning novelist David Wheldon dies, aged 70

Tributes have been paid to award-winning novelist, poet and pathologist David Wheldon following his unexpected death at the age of 70. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-18 07:06:47 UTC ]
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Award-winning romantic novelist Claire Lorrimer dies

Romance novelist Patricia Robins – who wrote under the penname Claire Lorrimer – has died aged 95. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barry Lopez, award-winning writer who ventured into the Arctic, dies at 75

The National Book Award recipient plumbed the natural world for its wisdom, exploring the Arctic tundra, the Antarctic waters and the spaces in between. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-30 17:34:15 UTC ]
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Alison Lurie, Pulitzer-winning novelist of mordant wit and boundless empathy, dies at 94

Her books, including “Foreign Affairs” and “The War Between the Tates,” chronicled the lives of women searching for self-knowledge and self-fulfillment. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-03 12:42:07 UTC ]
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Larry Heinemann, Novelist of the Vietnam War, Dies at 75

His “Paco’s Story” was the surprise winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 1987, beating books by Toni Morrison and Philip Roth. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-17 23:53:36 UTC ]
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Novelist Umberto Eco dies at 84; wrote 'Name of the Rose' and 'Foucault's Pendulum'

Umberto Eco, an Italian novelist and intellectual of worldwide renown who imbued his work with humor and scholarship and whose novel “The Name of the Rose” became a global phenomenon, has died, his American publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt confirmed late Friday afternoon. He was 84. Eco was... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vera B. Williams dies at 88; award-winning children's author and illustrator

Vera B. Williams' family saved pennies and nickels to get by during the Depression. So her mother's purchase of a "real chair" — neither stick-hard nor someone's castoff but brand new and cushiony — was an extravagance. "I don't intend to work all my life and have nowhere to sit down," the woman... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Award-winning children's author Walter Dean Myers dies

Myers, author of such books as 'Hoops' and 'Monster,' recently published an essay lamenting what he saw as a lack of diverse characters in children's literature. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Irish novelist wins first book award

Irish author Donal Ryan wins the 2013 Guardian First Book Award for his debut novel The Spinning Heart. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2013-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oscar Hijuelos dies at 62; Pulitzer-winning novelist

Oscar Hijuelos, the author best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," died Sunday, his publisher Gotham confirmed. Hijuelos was 62 and died in New York.Oscar Hijuelos, the author best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Who Died in Syria Wins Arab American Book Award

The late New York Times Reporter Anthony Shadid, who died in Syria last year, is among the winners of the 2013 Arab American Book Awards. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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McMullan and Millwood Hargrave win Society of Authors awards

Thomas McMullan, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Fredrik Logevall are among the writers and illustrators who have won awards from the Society of Authors this year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 09:31:45 UTC ]
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Richard Robinson Dies at 84; Turned Scholastic Into an Empire

With help from Harry Potter, the Magic School Bus and the Baby-Sitters Club, he created the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-06-08 11:45:51 UTC ]
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Zimbabwean novelist Dangarembga wins PEN Pinter Prize 2021

Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, filmmaker and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2021 for her "cultural significance" charting "the development of Zimbabwe from a British colony to an autocratic and troubled-free state". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-08 05:20:07 UTC ]
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Scholastic's Dick Robinson Dies at 84

Robinson, whose nearly five decades at the head of the company shaped it into one of the world's most influential and recognizable publishers of children's literature, died unexpectedly on June 5. He was 84. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How to watch Charles Yu explore his award-winning novel at the L.A. Times Book Club

National Book Award winner Charles Yu discusses 'Interior Chinatown' with Times film critic Justin Chang at the L.A. Times Book Club Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-05-27 20:58:15 UTC ]
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Hughes wins £10,000 Encore Award for The Wild Laughter

Caoilinn Hughes has won the £10,000 RSL Encore Award for her "grand feat of comic ingenuity” The Wild Laughter (Oneworld). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-20 04:50:48 UTC ]
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Luiselli wins Dublin Literary Award for Lost Children Archive

Mexican author Valeria Luiselli has won the €100,000 Dublin Literary Award for her novel Lost Children Archive (4th Estate), the world's most valuable prize for a single novel published in English. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-19 15:32:45 UTC ]
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