Obituary: Mildred Hird, 98

Mildred Hird, one of the first publishing executives to specialize in the sale of foreign rights of American books, died on November 2 at her home in New York City. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Zofia Posmysz, whose Holocaust story reached opera stage, dies at 98

Her semi-autobiographical novel, “The Passenger,” centered on the reunion of an Auschwitz survivor and her former Nazi guard and inspired a noted opera. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-08-14 23:45:29 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

[ The Guardian | 2022-07-31 12:08:58 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Guardian | 2022-05-01 18:10:50 UTC ]
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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

[ The Guardian | 2022-04-13 16:01:26 UTC ]
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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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Lygia Fagundes Telles, Popular Brazilian Novelist, Dies at 98

One of her country’s first writers to address female sexuality from a woman’s perspective, she produced four novels and dozens of short stories that could be read as political allegories. Continue reading at The New York Times

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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Shirley Hughes obituary

Prolific author and illustrator whose affectionate image of childhood has been instantly recognisable for more than 60 yearsShirley Hughes, who has died aged 94, was an award-winning author of more than 50 children’s books, and illustrator of some 200 more, with worldwide sales of more than 11m.... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-03-02 11:09:12 UTC ]
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Obituary: Leonard Kessler

Prolific children's book illustrator Leonard Kessler, known for his wide range of early readers, picture books, and concept books, died on February 16 at age 101. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Duvall Hecht, 91

Duvall Hecht, audiobook pioneer and founder of Books on Tape, died on February 10 at his home in Costa Mesa, Calif. He was 91. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Obituary: Lani Forbes

Rising YA sci-fi and fantasy author Lani Forbes died on February 3 in Boise, Idaho, following a nine-month battle with neuroendocrine cancer. She was 35. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Sarah White obituary

Anti-racism activist and co-founder of New Beacon Books, Britain’s first specialist black bookshop and publishing companyThe veteran activist Sarah White, who has died aged 80, was for more than half a century a stalwart of initiatives dedicated to anti-colonialism, anti-racism and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-02-16 19:10:04 UTC ]
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Obituary: Ashley Bryan

Award-winning children's book author and illustrator, fine artist, and educator Ashley Bryan, widely known for his passion for poetry and vibrant retellings of folktales rooted in the Black oral tradition, died peacefully on February 4; he was 98. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Steve Jenkins

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Steve Jenkins, widely praised for his distinctive and detailed cut- and torn-paper collages depicting animals and the natural world, has died at age 69. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-01-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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