Roger Angell, editor, baseball writer at the New Yorker, dies at 101

As fiction editor, he helped mold the stories of generations of writers. As a sportswriter, he was enshrined in the writers’ wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-20 21:24:22 UTC ]
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Russ Kick, writer, editor and ‘rogue transparency activist,’ dies at 52

He used FOIA requests to pry loose government records. He also edited “The Graphic Canon,” a book series that reinterpreted literary works as comics and visual art. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-24 14:29:26 UTC ]
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Writer's writer William Zinsser dies

Author and writing coach William Zinsser, who penned the best-selling book On Writing Well, dies in New York, aged 92. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2015-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Margaret Kaplan, Former Executive Editor at Abrams, Dies at 91

Margaret Kaplan, who initiated Abrams Artbooks' pivot toward illustrated books and ran the publisher's art history textbook division, died on February 22 of cancer. She was 91. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-23 04:00:00 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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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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Tom Dupree, Former Bantam and HarperCollins Editor, Dies at 72

Tom Dupree, who was a senior editor at Bantam for much of the 1990s and later an executive editor at HarperCollins, died of in his New York home on February 7. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-11 05:00:00 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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Nabugodi wins £10k Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award

Mathelinda Nabugodi has won the £10,000 Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award for her "engaging and fascinating" work of non-fiction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-07 20:28:37 UTC ]
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Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award shortlist revealed

Yasmine Awwad, Sophie Meadows and Mathelinda Nabugodi have been shortlisted for the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award, chosen from 983 entries this year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-01 09:27:14 UTC ]
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Foraging author Roger Phillips dies aged 89

Foraging expert Roger Phillips has died aged 89, his publisher Pan Macmillan has announced.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-24 00:28:52 UTC ]
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Petra Mayer, NPR books editor who championed fantasy and romance fiction, dies at 46

Known to legions of radio listeners for her exuberant coverage of literature and culture, she was a self-described “resident nerd” at NPR. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-16 04:21:16 UTC ]
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Petra Mayer, Books Editor for NPR and ‘Resident Nerd,’ Dies at 46

Ms. Mayer reported on Comic-Con and contributed to Book Concierge, NPR’s literary recommendation tool. She gravitated toward science fiction, romance and fantasy. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-11-14 18:40:04 UTC ]
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Kevin Buckley, foreign correspondent and magazine editor, dies at 80

He revealed U.S. atrocities in Vietnam while reporting for Newsweek and wrote a book about the ouster of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-06 16:48:34 UTC ]
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Holocaust survivor and author Eddie Jaku dies, aged 101

Holocaust survivor, peace campaigner and Pan Macmillan author Eddie Jaku has died, aged 101. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-13 10:24:44 UTC ]
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Former Bookseller editor David Whitaker dies

David Whitaker, a former editor of The Bookseller, has died. Whitaker died peacefully in his sleep overnight on 4th August, his widow Maggie Van Reenan has confirmed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-05 11:21:27 UTC ]
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Roberto Calasso, Italian writer of dazzling erudition, dies 80

Known as one of his country’s foremost intellectuals, he also presided over the influential publishing house Adelphi Edizioni. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-02 11:32:57 UTC ]
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Patricia Reilly Giff, ‘Polk Street’ Children’s Book Writer, Dies at 86

Ms. Giff wrote more than 100 books, ranging from an exploration of the Irish potato famine to a humorous series about the antics of second graders. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-07-02 22:56:53 UTC ]
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Elizabeth Martínez, writer and activist for Chicano and feminist causes, dies at 95

During a long life of social activism, she participated in the civil rights movement and was an outspoken advocate for Mexican Americans and women. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-07-02 05:19:03 UTC ]
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Eric Carle, writer and illustrator who gave life to ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ dies at 91

Simply told and radiantly illustrated, his books have been story-time staples for decades. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-26 10:54:36 UTC ]
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