Obituary: Brian Aldiss

Genre-bending author Brian Aldiss is remembered by his agent, Gordon Wise of Curtis Brown. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English science fiction great Brian Aldiss, author behind Spielberg film 'AI,' dies at 92

Aldiss helped shape and elevate the science fiction genre, but he recognized its mutability. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2017-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brian Aldiss dies aged 92

“Extraordinary” science fiction writer Brian Aldiss died on Saturday (19th August) after celebrating his 92nd birthday the previous day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Brian Wildsmith

British children's author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith, praised for his creative range of style and subject, died on August 31 in Grasse, France. He was 86. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Joan Fusco

Joan Fusco, former manager of remainders and overstock at Abrams, died on September 14 following a debilitating stroke. She was 83. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Jane Katjavivi obituary

My friend Jane Katjavivi, who has died aged 69 after a short bout of ill-health, dedicated her life to Namibia. She and I first met in the 1970s when we were both working in the London office of the South West Africa People’s Organisation (Swapo), the liberation movement fighting to end South... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-09-19 19:11:37 UTC ]
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Nicholas Evans obituary

Author of The Horse Whisperer, the 1995 book that was turned into a popular film, starring and directed by Robert RedfordNicholas Evans, who has died aged 72 after a heart attack, was the unlikely author of the bestselling novel The Horse Whisperer (1995), which became a Robert Redford film.... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Obituary: Frederick Buechner

Widely recognized as one of the great Christian writers of the 20th century, Frederick Buechner died on August 15. He was 96. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Christopher Foyle

Christopher Foyle, former chairman of Foyles bookshops in the U.K., has died at the age of 79. He had been suffering from leukemia. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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DOJ v PRH: Brian Murray Still Wants S&S at HarperCollins

HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray, testifying in the trial over whether the Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster sale will go through, said he was “shocked” by the price PRH offered for S&S. Later in the day, the defense cross-examined the government's economic witness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Jeanne Steig

Children's author and multimedia visual artist Jeanne Steig, known for her witty retellings of fairy tales and myths, most of them illustrated by her late husband, celebrated cartoonist and author William Steig, has died at 92. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Alan Grant obituary

British comic book writer responsible for shaping storylines for characters such as Judge Dredd, Batman and Strontium DogWhen the comic book writer Alan Grant, who has died aged 73, was at school in Scotland in the 1950s, he was regularly beaten by his teachers for being left-handed, and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Obituary: Lisa Hill

Long-time book sales representative Lisa Hill, a veteran of Random House and S&S, died on June 9 at Hospice of W. Kentucky from a short illness. She was 60. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Ann Spinelli

Spinelli, a former v-p and executive art director at Putnam Publishing Group, died on May 9. She was 77. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Jim Murphy

Award-winning children's book author Jim Murphy, best known for his carefully researched nonfiction documenting dramatic events in history, died suddenly on May 1; he was 74. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Robert Molteno obituary

My friend Robert Molteno, who has died aged 79, was the editorial director of Zed Books for 27 years and helped build its reputation as the pre-eminent radical academic publisher concerned with the developing world.Robert combined a sharp analysis of current issues with a commitment to scholars... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Frank Martin obituary

Guardian photographer who captured most of the main events and notable people from the early 1960s to the late 90sThe photographer Frank Martin, who has died aged 89, was on the staff of the Guardian from 1964 to 1997, creating an extensive body of work that covered news, arts, fashion, politics... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Obituary: Patricia MacLachlan

Award-winning children's book author Patricia MacLachlan, widely lauded for her spare, realistic stories about everyday family life, died on March 31 at her home in Williamsburg, Mass. She was 84. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Shirley Hughes

British author-illustrator Shirley Hughes, best known for her picture books capturing the everyday experiences and emotions of young children, died on February 25 at age 94. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Paula Cohen

Rising children's author-illustrator Paula Cohen, whose debut solo picture book 'Big Dreams, Small Fish' was published on March 1, died suddenly on February 24; she was 57. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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