Robert Goolrick, whose books explored tragedy and endurance, dies at 73

He vaulted to literary prominence with a lacerating childhood memoir of abuse and wrote best-selling novels such as "A Reliable Wife.” Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-14 01:28:24 UTC ]
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Robert Goolrick Dies at 73; Became a Successful Novelist Late in Life

Being fired as an advertising executive freed him to write a blistering memoir about his Southern family and an erotic novel that became a best seller. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-05-21 00:03:50 UTC ]
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Leonard Kessler, children’s author whose books endured, dies at 101

A writer and illustrator, he created more than 200 books for young readers, including the ode to individuality “Mr. Pine’s Purple House." Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-02-26 04:19:15 UTC ]
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New York Review of Books editor Robert B Silvers dies

The exacting editor of the high-brow magazine was a legend on the New York literary scene. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2017-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daynes scoops SLA Information Book Award for 'gentle' book on why things die

Katie Daynes' Why Do Things Die? (Usborne), illustrated by Christine Pym, has been announced as the overall winner of the School Library Association (SLA) Information Book Award for its “gentle, non-judgemental” tone on "a rare topic" for young readers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-25 10:32:58 UTC ]
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Books: A teen reviews '#Neveragain,' a World War II tragedy comes to life and more book news

Welcome to the Books newsletter! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg, writing my last newsletter from our Spring Street address — next Friday we’ll be packing up for our new digs in El Segundo. THE BIG STORY When I saw that Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors David Hogg and his sister Lauren Hogg had... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Improving Skills and Exploring New Themes: Children's Books at the Taipei International Book Fair

At the Taipei International Book Fair, children's publishers presented Taiwan as a market open to exploring new authors, imported titles, and innovative themes. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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New Books Explore Faithful Fatherhood

New and forthcoming books on fatherhood coming from religion publishers are emphasizing connection and healing between fathers and sons. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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David Marcuse, who ran bookstores for liberal clientele, dies at 73

His Common Concerns bookstore in Washington became a left-wing community resource in the 1980s. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-13 18:04:58 UTC ]
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Comic Book Legend Neal Adams Has Died at 80

From creating iconic superheroes and groundbreaking storylines to fighting for creator rights, Neal Adams was a legendary comic book artist. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-05-02 13:00:02 UTC ]
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Maureen Howard, novelist of refinement and self-exploration, dies at 91

Her books often focused on the struggles in women's lives and were praised for their precise, shimmering prose. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-18 01:21:43 UTC ]
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Bruce Duffy, who explored philosophers’ lives in critically praised debut novel, dies at 70

His ambitious 1987 novel about the life of Ludwig Wittgenstein and other philosophers was a literary sensation. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-11 20:48:27 UTC ]
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Walter R. Mears, Pulitzer-winning reporter featured in classic book on campaign journalists, dies at 87

He was featured in Timothy Crouse's "The Boys on the Bus," about the 1972 presidential campaign, then won a Pulitzer in 1977. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-06 00:22:57 UTC ]
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Robert Hicks, best-selling author of ‘The Widow of the South,’ dies at 71

Set in 1864, his novel evoked the bravery and bloodshed that he sought to memorialize as a preservationist of Civil War history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-05 14:55:22 UTC ]
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Children’s Book Author Shirley Hughes has Died at 94

Shirley Hughes was the English author and illustrator of beloved picture books like Out and About, Dogger, and the Alfie series. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-03-02 13:57:50 UTC ]
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Duvall Hecht, who popularized audiobooks as founder of Books on Tape, dies at 91

An enterprising entrepreneur, he spun the tedium of his daily commute into a cottage industry that gave bibliophiles a novel way of experiencing literature. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-02 04:08:56 UTC ]
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Leonard Kessler, Colorful Children’s Book Author, Dies at 101

He crafted tales of everyday life for early readers. His “Mr. Pine’s Purple House,” first published in 1965, later inspired a new publishing company — and Jeff Bezos. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-02-24 23:32:36 UTC ]
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Bologna and London Book Fair Highlight Authors Roberts and O’Farrell

Michèle Roberts in Italy and Maggie O'Farrell in England: Bologna and London announce brand-name author participation. The post Bologna and London Book Fair Highlight Authors Roberts and O’Farrell appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-02-17 07:23:24 UTC ]
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Jason Epstein, Legendary Editor and Book Biz Innovator, Dies at 93

The longtime Random House editor, who combined a deep passion for books with a shrewd business mind and, as a result, made multiple major contributions to 20th Century literary and publishing history, died on February 4. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Who was Vivian Maier? A new book explores the inspired life of the nanny with a secret gift for photography

‘Vivian Maier: Developed’ is a revealing and beautiful biography about the mysterious caregiver who left behind a trove of her own art. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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