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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Teresa Mlawer, Spanish-Language Publishing Pioneer, Dies at 75

Mlawer, one of the most recognized and respected people in the Hispanic publishing industry in the U.S., died on March 21; 'PW' Spanish-language editor Leyhla Aquile, who worked with Mlawer, offers a tribute. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sir Roger Scruton dies, aged 75

Philosopher and author Sir Roger Scruton has died at the age of 75 following a battle with cancer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-13 01:40:53 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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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: 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: 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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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Wilcock, Pioneer of the Underground Press, Dies at 91

John Wilcock in SoHo in 1977. He led two lives — as the author of many “$5 a day” travel books and as a driving force behind the underground press. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2018-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Steve Ditko, Co-creator of Spider-Man, Dies at 90

Ditko, who was best known as co-creator of the iconic superhero Spider-Man, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment June 29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Parker B. Ladd, Retired Publishing Executive, Dies

The former executive at Charles Scribner's Sons, a director of the Association of American Publishers, and cofounder of Literacy Partners died on November 14. He was 89. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Roslyn Targ, Longtime Agent, Dies at 92

Roslyn Targ, a longtime Manhattan literary agent who worked with some of the biggest writers of her day and brought translated American works to Europe, died in her Greenwich Village apartment on October 29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Indie Publisher Gibbs Smith Dies at 77

The cofounder of the Utah-based indie house, who died on October 28, was a longtime champion of independent publishing, as well as the publishing scene west of the Mississippi. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Top Exec at Three Publishers, Howard Kaminsky, Dead at 77

Howard Kaminsky, a former president and publisher of Warner Books, Random House and William Morrow/Avon, has died. He was 77. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Superagent Ed Victor Dies at 78

The Bronx-born and London-based literary agent, whose clients included a who's-who of bold-faced names from Eric Clapton to David Cameron, was known for bringing a touch of Hollywood flare to the business of author representation. He died of a heart attack on Wednesday night. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: George Braziller Dies at 101

George Braziller, a legendary independent publisher who began his career in the 1930s before going on to publish such international literary stars as Jean-Paul Sartre and Andre Malraux, died in Manhattan March 16. He was 101. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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