Obituary: Ernest J. Gaines, Novelist of the Black South, Dies at 86

Ernest J. Gaines, award-winning author of the acclaimed novel 'The Autobiography of Jane Pittman,' and a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient, died of a heart attack at his home in Oscar, La. He was 86. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Hillel Black, 86

Hillel Black, former publisher of Macmillan and editor-in-chief at William Morrow, died February 8 at the age of 86. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Creed C. Black, Newspaper Executive, Dies at 86

As publisher of The Lexington Herald-Leader, Creed Black supported an investigation of the University of Kentucky basketball team that led to the first Pulitzer Prize for the paper. Continue reading at The New York Times

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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

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Fantasy Novelist Terry Goodkind Dies at 72

Bestselling fantasy novelist Terry Goodkind, author of the epic fantasy series Sword of Truth, died on September 17. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Decade-long study shows why South Africa needs to stop stereotyping young black men

Young black men are often viewed through a criminal lens. A new book based on an 11-year-long study of adolescent men in a South African township upends the stereotypes. Continue reading at The Conversation

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Obituary: PRH Contracts Director Bill Shannon Dies at 57

Bill Shannon, contracts director for the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, died May 9 after an extended illness from complications of kidney cancer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Lucky Spool Media Founder Susanne Woods, Dies at 47

Susanne Woods, founder and publisher of needle and sewing crafts publisher Lucky Spool Media, died February 19, 2020, of complications from metastatic breast cancer. She was 47. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Novelist Clive Cussler dies, aged 88

Tributes have been paid to bestselling novelist Clive Cussler who has died, aged 88.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Syd Mead, concept artist behind 'Blade Runner' and 'Tron,' dies at 86

Futurist and artist Syd Mead has passed away at 86 due to complications from lymphoma. Even if you don't know his name, you've probably felt his impact on Hollywood, especially on the science fiction genre. Mead designed Blade Runner's world and tech... Continue reading at Engadget

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Romance novelist Johanna Lindsey dies, aged 67

US romance novelist Johanna Lindsey has passed away at the age of 67, it has been announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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Obituary: Linda Cannon, Parson Weems' Co-Owner, Dies at 68

Linda Cannon, co-owner of Parson Weems’ Publisher Services and a longtime bookseller and sales rep, died on December 5 following a brief illness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Howard Cruse, Pioneering Queer Cartoonist, Dies at 75

The pioneering underground and queer cartoonist and author of the acclaimed queer/civil rights graphic novel 'Stuck Rubber Baby,' died November 26, from lymphoma. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Once seen as a dying business, city bookstores are gaining ground

In his more than 30 years selling books on the Upper West Side, Chris Doeblin has weathered competition from Barnes and Noble and Amazon and the ascent of e-readers. He has figured out how to mix... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

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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

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Obituary: John Vincent Neal Dies at 77

John “Jack” Vincent Neal, cofounder of Neal-Schuman Publishers and the Neal-Schuman Foundation died on February 20. He was 77. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Raincoast's Allan MacDougall Dies at 71

Allan MacDougall, cofounder and former CEO of Canada's largest book distributor and wholesaler, Raincoast Books, has died. He was 71. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Novelist Rosamunde Pilcher dies, aged 94

Bestselling novelist Rosamunde Pilcher, most famous for her hit book The Shell Seekers, has died at the age of 94. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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