Rosemary Clarke dies

Rosemary Clarke, director of programmes at Booktrust, died last weekend after a short illness.... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Queen of Suspense' Mary Higgins Clark dies aged 92

Each of the American author’s 56 novels was a bestseller and her fiction was extolled by writers from Scott Turow to David Foster WallaceMary Higgins Clark, the “Queen of Suspense” who topped charts with each of her 56 novels, has died at the age of 92.Simon & Schuster president Carolyn... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-02-03 11:54:59 UTC ]
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Mary Higgins Clark, spinner of suspenseful yarns, dies

Her tales of danger and deliverance made her one of the most successful crime writers of all time. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-01 03:09:08 UTC ]
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Desmond Clarke dies

Former publisher and committed library campaigner Desmond Clarke has died at the age of 72. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Storey, Founder of Storey Publishing, Dies

John Storey, one of the most respected indie publishers of his era, has died at 79. Storey founded Storey Publishing, now an imprint of Workman, with wife Martha in 1983. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Dagny Corcoran, Bookseller and Fixture of the L.A. Art Scene, Dies at 77

Her store, Art Catalogues, specialized in books for and about museum and gallery exhibitions and became a gathering place for artists and bibliophiles. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-11-20 21:18:47 UTC ]
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Ned Rorem, Composer Known for Both His Music and His Diaries, Dies at 99

A Pulitzer Prize winner, he wrote many orchestral works but was most celebrated for his vocal pieces. He was also well known for writing candidly about his life. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-11-18 17:18:04 UTC ]
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Children’s Author Marcus Sedgwick Dies

Celebrated children's author Marcus Sedgwick, who was nominated for more than 30 awards, has passed away unexpectedly. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-11-17 17:42:32 UTC ]
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Marcus Sedgwick, celebrated children’s author, dies aged 54

Tributes have flooded in for the much-loved writer, who wrote more than 40 books for children and adults including the recent Be the Change handbooksAuthor Marcus Sedgwick, who wrote more than 40 books for children and adults, has died aged 54. His literary agency RCW has confirmed his death,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-11-17 13:02:14 UTC ]
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Drusilla Park Jones, founder of a former antique children’s book shop in Baltimore, dies

Drusilla Jones, who owned an antique children’s book shop in Baltimore, died of end stage Alzheimer’s disease and diabetic complications Oct. 20 at Charter Senior Living. The Lutherville resident was 82. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2022-11-04 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Julie Powell, bestselling author of 'Julie & Julia,' dies at 49

Julie Powell was known for documenting her mission to cook every recipe in Julia Child's cookbook, 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking,' on her blog. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-11-01 18:39:54 UTC ]
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Julie Powell, Food Writer Known for ‘Julie & Julia,’ Dies at 49

She documented her attempt to cook every recipe in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in a popular blog that became a best-selling book and a hit movie. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-11-01 17:10:48 UTC ]
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‘Lachlan gets fired the day Rupert dies’: Murdoch biography stokes succession rumors

New book by Australian reporter Paddy Manning hints at Succession-style feud with ramifications for US rightwing politicsIt’s long been thought that the succession plan for Lachlan Murdoch to take control of Fox Corporation and News Corp was set in stone for when his 91-year-old father, Rupert... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-10-31 13:39:54 UTC ]
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AC/DC's Brian Johnson reveals in memoir he 'wouldn't have minded' dying at 180 mph

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson talks about a time in his life when he 'wouldn't have minded' a fiery death in a new memoir, "The Lives of Brian." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-10-25 19:05:57 UTC ]
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Carmen Callil, pioneering champion of female writers, dies aged 84

Publisher who founded Virago Press began as a campaigning outsider who introduced UK readers to authors including Angela Carter and Margaret AtwoodCarmen Callil, the publisher and writer who championed female writers and transformed the canon of English literature, has died of leukemia in London... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-10-18 09:09:25 UTC ]
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Harry Potter and Cracker actor Robbie Coltrane dies aged 72

The actor, known for playing Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise and Fitz in the series Cracker, has died aged 72. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2022-10-14 18:09:44 UTC ]
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Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in Harry Potter films, dies at 72

Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who played a forensic psychologist on the TV series Cracker and Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, has died. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2022-10-14 17:36:32 UTC ]
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Peter Robinson, creator of the Inspector Banks novels, dies aged 72

The Leeds-born novelist whose work included poetry and short stories as well as his bestselling thrillers will be remembered as a master of plot and characterThe crime writer Peter Robinson has died aged 72, his publisher has announced.The Yorkshire-born author died suddenly on the 4 October... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-10-07 11:56:17 UTC ]
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Two-Time Booker Winner Hilary Mantel Dies at 70

Mantel, whose bestselling trilogy on the life of Thomas Cromwell earned her critical acclaim and three bestsellers, died on September 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hilary Mantel, Prize-Winning Author Known for ‘Wolf Hall,’ Dies at 70

The two-time Booker Prize-winning author was known for “Wolf Hall” and two other novels based on the life of Thomas Cromwell. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-09-24 00:46:55 UTC ]
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