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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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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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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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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Robert Hershon, Artful Poet Who Published Poets, Dies at 84

He was a founder of Hanging Loose Press, which started as a loose-page poetry journal and became a book publisher as well. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-03-31 21:53:23 UTC ]
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Morris Dickstein, influential literary critic and public intellectual, dies at 81

He examined such topics as the cultural ferment of the 1960s, the artistic legacy of the Depression and the evolution of the American novel, offering a model of the ideal role of the critic in modern society. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-29 13:04:21 UTC ]
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, literary citadel of San Francisco, dies at 101

The acclaimed poet was longtime proprietor of City Lights, the San Francisco bookstore and avant-garde publishing house that catapulted the Beat Generation to fame. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-23 06:26:33 UTC ]
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James Ridgeway, muckraking journalist of the old school, dies at 84

He trained his investigative powers on the automotive and energy industries, far-right hate groups and the U.S. prison system. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-16 13:39:48 UTC ]
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Neil Sheehan Dies at 84; Times Reporter Obtained the Pentagon Papers

His exhaustive coverage of the Vietnam War also led to the book “A Bright Shining Lie,” which won a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-01-07 23:20:39 UTC ]
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James Silberman, Editor Who Nurtured Literary Careers, Dies at 93

At Random House and elsewhere, including his own Summit imprint, he worked with James Baldwin, Marilyn French, Hunter S. Thompson and many others. Continue reading at The New York Times

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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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Elisabeth Sifton, Editor and Tamer of Literary Lions, Dies at 80

She was also a publisher and an author whose memoir affirmed that her father, the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, had popularized the Serenity Prayer. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-13 22:52:39 UTC ]
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Obituary: Literary Agent Irene Skolnick Dies at 80

Literary agent Irene Skolnick died June 27, 2019, after a long illness. She was 80 years old. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Writer and PEN vice-president Moris Farhi dies, aged 84

Acclaimed writer and vice-president of PEN International Moris Farhi has died aged 84, his publisher has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, Long-Serving Times Book Critic, Dies at 84

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in 1979. Readers and colleagues called him a judicious, authoritative voice on fiction and a seemingly boundless array of subjects, from Persian archaeology to fly fishing. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Literary Agent Joseph Vallely Dies at 74

The longtime independent literary agent, best known for representing political and military nonfiction, died at his home in Front Royal, Va., on August 15. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Harlan Ellison, Famously Difficult Sci-Fi Pioneer, Dies At 84

The prolific author and screenwriter was a winner of multiple Hugo, Nebula, and Edgar awards—and also a notoriously combative personality. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Tom Wolfe, 'New Journalist' Turned Literary Icon, Dies at 88

The white suit-and-white hat–wearing Wolfe made his name as a literary journalist and found bestselling success with such books as 'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,' 'Bonfire of the Vanities,' and the NBA-winning 'The Right Stuff.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James Sire, Influential IVP Editor, Dies at 84

The late InterVarsity Press author and editor James Sire was lauded as a major force in Evangelical intellectualism and apologetics -- in his own works and those of the authors he brought forward. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales Rep Legend Ted Heinecken Dies at 84

Ted Heinecken, who was regarded as a senior statesman of the publishing industry, with a career in publishing that spanned 58 years, 52 of them spent as a publisher's rep calling on stores in the Midwest, died in Chicago on Saturday. He was 84 years old. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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