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Michel Faber: the power of words brought into extraordinary focus.

 

Photograph: David Rose/Rex Feaures

 

The Book of Strange New Things

by Michel Faber review – a moving study of the power of language

G

Sunday 30 August 2015        15.00 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/30/
the-book-of-strange-new-things-michel-faber-review-moving-study-of-power-of-language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Eisenberg        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/
magazine/deborah-eisenberg-chronicler-of-american-insanity.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dana Spiotta        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/
magazine/the-quietly-subversive-fictions-of-dana-spiotta.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Osborne        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/feb/07/
lawrence-osborne-novelist-interview-graham-greene-thailand

 

http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2014/apr/13/
lawrence-osborne-acclaim-british-author-gambling-bangkok-novel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marlon James        JAM

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/
world/americas/marlon-james-jamaican-novelist-wins-man-booker-prize.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michel Faber        NET

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/30/
the-book-of-strange-new-things-michel-faber-review-moving-study-of-power-of-language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Hrbek        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/09/24/
437287806/not-on-fire-is-a-poignant-perplexing-twist-on-dystopia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Phillips        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/29/
435492413/for-carl-phillips-poetry-is-experience-transformed-not-transcribed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don DeLillo        USA

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/03/
100-best-novels-underworld-don-delillo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juan Felipe Herrera        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/
books/juan-felipe-herrera-of-california-to-be-next-poet-laureate.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrance Hayes        USA

 

 

 


Terrance Hayes recording one of his poems

at the Museum of Modern Art on March 12.

 

Credit Larry Fink for The New York Times

 

Galaxies Inside His Head

Terrance Hayes uses poetry to show that there is more to him,

and to anyone, than what you expect.

By STEPHEN BURT        NYT        MARCH 24, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/
magazine/galaxies-inside-his-head-poet-terrance-hayes.html
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clive James        AUS / UK

 

 

 

By the time he was appearing

on What the Papers Say in 1972,

James was the Observer’s TV critic.

 

Photograph: ITV/REX

 

Clive James: ‘I’ve got a lot done since my death’

O

Sunday 15 March 2015        08.30 GMT

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/mar/15/clive-james-interview-done-lot-since-my-death

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/clive-james

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/mar/25/
sentenced-to-life-clive-james-poetry-collection-review

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/video/2015/mar/15/
clive-james-reads-poem-early-to-bed-exclusive-video

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/mar/15/
clive-james-interview-done-lot-since-my-death

 

http://www.theguardian.com/media/mediamonkeyblog/2014/nov/27/
clive-james-its-awkward-im-still-alive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renata Adler        USA

 

 

 

Renata Adler, 1970.

 

Duane Michals/DC Moore Gallery

 

‘After the Tall Timber’ Collects Renata Adler’s Nonfiction

By EMILY WITT        NYT        MAY 15, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/books/review/after-the-tall-timber-collects-renata-adlers-nonfiction.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/
books/review/after-the-tall-timber-collects-renata-adlers-nonfiction.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Price        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/
books/richard-price-finds-his-pseudonym-for-the-whites-annoying.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/
books/review/the-whites-by-richard-price-writing-as-harry-brandt.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Hornby

 

https://membership.theguardian.com/event/13304182167

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Robbins

 

 

 

Tom Robbins in 1976.

 

Mr. Robbins is known mostly for novels

like "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues."

 

But his new book, "Tibetan Peach Pie,"

is a memoir.

 

University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW36265

 

Inside a Conjurer of Characters

‘Tibetan Peach Pie,’ a Tom Robbins Memoir

NYT

MAY 20, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/books/tibetan-peach-pie-a-tom-robbins-memoir.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/
books/tibetan-peach-pie-a-tom-robbins-memoir.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sarah Waters

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/
books/the-paying-guests-by-sarah-waters-looks-at-1920s-britain.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorrie Moore

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/
books/review/lorrie-moores-bark.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Hoffman

 

 

 

Alice Hoffman Illustration by Jillian Tamaki

 

Alice Hoffman: By the Book        NYT        FEB. 20, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/books/review/alice-hoffman-by-the-book.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/
books/review/alice-hoffman-by-the-book.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zadie Smith

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/zadiesmith

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/10/
zadie-smith-yarls-wood-detention-centre-campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Munro

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/alice-munro

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/14/books/review/
family-furnishings-selected-stories-by-alice-munro.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/06/
alice-munro-interview-nobel-prize-short-story-literature

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/11/books/
alice-munro-mining-the-inner-lives-of-girls-and-women.html

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/10/
alice-munro-nobel-literature-prize-margaret-atwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Atwood

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/margaretatwood

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/09/30/
444775853/now-is-not-the-time-for-realistic-fiction-says-margaret-atwood

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/05/
margaret-atwood-new-work-unseen-century-future-library

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/17/
doris-lessing-death-margaret-atwood-tribute

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/09/
blind-assassin-atwood-book-club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Hill

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/susan-hill

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/25/
susan-hill-books-interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iain Banks

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/iainbanks

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/24/
iain-banks-new-message-fans-terminal-cancer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/05/
iain-banks-cultural-boycott-israel

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/03/
iain-banks-my-fife-friend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gillian Flynn        USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2012/05/14/
152289627/exclusive-first-read-gone-girl-by-gillian-flynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Joseph Kavanagh        UK

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/30/
david-nicholls-book-that-saved-him-pj-kavanagh-perfect-stranger-memoir-love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louise Erdrich

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/louise-erdrich 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/us/
louise-erdrichs-novel-the-round-house-wins-national-book-award.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Lott

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2012/oct/24/
live-webchat-time-lott-writing-advice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Jacobson

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/howard-jacobson

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct/05/
howard-jacobson-bad-boys-books

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/oct/12/
howard-jacobson-the-finkler-question-booker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Norfolk

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/07/
lawrence-norfolk-life-in-writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Stephens

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/aug/06/
morning-edinburgh-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Banks

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/russell-banks 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Franzen

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/jonathan-franzen

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/25/
jonathan-franzen-the-path-to-freedom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Miller

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/andrew-miller

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/25/
andrew-miller-interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Tyler

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/anne-tyler

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/13/
anne-tyler-interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chad Harbach

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/07/
art-of-fielding-baseball-novel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Ayckbourn

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/alanayckbourn

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/15/
alan-ayckbourn-neighbourhood-watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Coover

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/robert-coover

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/jun/27/
robert-coover-life-in-writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Oyeyemi

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/helen-oyeyemi

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/jun/26/
helen-oyeyemi-once-upon-a-life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Donaldson

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/julia-donaldson

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jun/07/
gruffalo-julia-donaldson-new-children-s-laureate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Motion

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/andrewmotion

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/may/08/
incoming-theatre-review-andrew-motion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mohsin Hamid

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/may/01/
once-upon-a-life-mohsin-hamid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elif Batuman

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/elif-batuman

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/21/
elif-batuman-bestseller-life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Norris

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/apr/19/
clybourne-park-wins-drama-pulitzer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Frey

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/james-frey

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/19/
james-frey-final-testament-bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George RR Martin

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/george-rr-martin

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/13/
george-rr-martin-game-thrones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Ehrenreich

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/14/
opinion/14ehrenreich.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martina Cole

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/video/2011/mar/30/
martina-cole-erwin-james-the-runaway

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/oct/28/
martina-cole-queen-of-crime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Kushner

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/tony-kushner

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/
theater/25angels.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas McGuane

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/
books/review/Meloy-t.html 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/21/
books/21mcguane.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arundhati Roy        IND

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/arundhatiroy

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/16/
interview-arunadha-roy-book

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/17/
india-rapes-damaged-divided-nation-hindu-nationalism

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/27/
arundhati-roy-fiction-takes-time-second-novel-ministry-utmost-happiness

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/02/
pankaj-mishra-arundhati-roy-hindu-nationalists-silence-writers-india

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/18/
arundhati-roy-accuses-mahatma-gandhi-discrimination

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/26/
arundhati-roy-kashmir-india

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Rice

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/annerice

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/oct/24/
anne-rice-catholic-church-rejection-vampire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colm Tóibín

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/colmtoibin

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2010/sep/10/
colm-toibin-book-club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Kearse

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/10/nyregion/
10books.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Brenton

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/howardbrenton

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jul/10/
howard-brenton-life-in-theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eoin Colfer

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/eoin-colfer

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jun/17/
artemis-fowl-best-puffin-eoin-colfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polly Stenham

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2010/may/16/
polly-stenham-interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Cave

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/video/2009/jul/13/
nick-cave-death-bunny-munro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Hill

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/apr/13/
joe-hill-sympathy-for-the-devil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Lipsyte

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/
books/review/Millet-t.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Bloom

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/
books/review/Gray-t.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Franzen

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/jonathan-franzen

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/sep/25/jonathan-franzen-interview

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/opinion/21brooks.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don DeLillo

 

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/d/don_delillo/index.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/
books/04delillo.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Reid

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/29/
christopher-reid-poet-costa-winner

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/26/
christopher-reid-costa-book-prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Athill

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/diana-athill

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/dec/13/
diana-athill-memoirs-interview-tim-adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malcolm Gladwell

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/malcolm-gladwell

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/books/review/Pinker-t.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/books/20gladwell.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/05/books/review/05donadio.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Littell

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/feb/22/
history-holocaust-books-jonathan-littell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Coupland

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/douglascoupland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Hoare

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2009/jul/03/
philip-hoare-leviathan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petina Gappah

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2009/jan/26/
pettina-gappah-dancing-champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martina Cole (born Eilidh Martina Cole)        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/may/31/
martina-cole-books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walter Ellis Mosley        USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/07/29/
487601378/easy-writer-walter-mosleys-passion-for-bringing-black-l-a-stories-to-life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah        JAM / UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2012/oct/01/
benjamin-zephaniah-poetry-video

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/may/21/
benjamin-zephaniah-interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Elliott

 

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/06/03/
arts/entertainment-us-books-elliott.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Donaldson

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/video/2009/may/26/
hay-festival-julia-donaldson-gruffalo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Peace

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/feb/22/
fiction-david-peace-the-damned-utd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Bean

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/richardbean

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/jan/28/
richard-bean-taboo-playwright-theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry Jones

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/sep/29/jewel.of.medina.firebomb

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/sep/29/publishing.civilliberties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph O'Neill

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/sep/07/celebrity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Enright

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/books/review/Benfey-t.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/08/books/08enri.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007/oct/18/bookerprize2007.thebookerprize

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007/oct/16/bookerprize2007.thebookerprize6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edmund White

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/apr/28/
theatre.stage 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naomi Klein        CAN

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/15/
100-best-nonfiction-books-number-3-no-logo-naomi-klein-
anti-corporate-capitalism-branding-brands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harlan Coben        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/23/
opinion/l23spy.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/16/
opinion/16coben.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Pullman        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/philippullman

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/oct/22/
philip-pullman-my-daemon-is-a-raven-la-belle-sauvage-interview-questions

https://www.theguardian.com/books/video/2017/aug/17/
michael-sheen-reads-from-philip-pullmans-la-belle-sauvage

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/14/
515193632/author-philip-pullman-announces-a-follow-up-trilogy-to-his-dark-materials

 

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2016/may/21/
philip-pullmans-the-adventures-of-john-blake-the-mystery-of-the-ghost-ship

 

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2015/sep/25/
northern-lights-philip-pullman-graphic-novel

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/13/philip-pullman-book-club

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jan/27/philip-pullman-defend-libraries-web

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/apr/19/philip-pullman-interview-catholic-church

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/apr/04/scoundrel-christ-pullman-review

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/sep/30/american-library-association-banned-books

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audioslideshow/2009/feb/22/art-philippullman

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/sep/29/philip.pullman.amber.spyglass.golden.compass.banned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Mamet        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/david-mamet

 

 

http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/
theater/reviews/glengarry-glen-ross-by-david-mamet-with-al-pacino.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanif Kureishi        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/hanifkureishi

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/12/
enoch-powell-hanif-kureishi

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/29/
last-word-hanif-kureishi-review-lawson

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/19/
hanif-kureishi-interview-last-word

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/04/
hanif-kureishi-praise-adultery-week-end

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/may/03/
hanif-kureishi-victim-suspected-fraud

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/video/2010/may/05/
hanif-kureishi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.S. Byatt        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/asbyatt

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/a-s-byatt 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/27/
the-shepherds-crown-terry-pratchett-review-discworld

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/10/world/europe/
10byatt.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/jun/18/
book-club-possession-as-byatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Brown        USA

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/danbrown 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/sep/15/
dan-brown-lost-symbol-sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.K. Rowling        UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/jkrowling 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/harrypotter

http://www.theguardian.com/film/harrypotter

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child

http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/j-k-rowling

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/26/
534445020/on-harry-potters-20th-anniversary-listen-to-his-npr-debut

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/24/
business/in-the-chamber-of-secrets-jk-rowlings-net-worth.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/06/
theater/why-jk-rowling-endorsed-harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-for-the-stage.html

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/jun/05/
jk-rowling-harry-potter-cursed-child-jack-thorne-john-tiffany-interview

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/
theater/jk-rowling-just-cant-let-harry-potter-go.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/08/
469663802/j-k-rowling-releases-part-1-of-new-magic-in-north-america-series

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jun/24/
jk-rowling-reveals-history-dursleys-harry-potter

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/17/
jk-rowling-second-novel-robert-galbraith

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/poll/2013/jul/31/
harry-potter-15-year-anniversary-poll

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/30/casual-vacancy-jk-rowling-digested-read

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/books/book-review-the-casual-vacancy-by-j-k-rowling.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/22/jk-rowling-book-casual-vacancy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/12/jk-rowling-growing-first

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/oct/20/jk-rowling-hans-christian-andersen-prize

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/oct/02/harry.potter.richest.authors

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/jul/24/richlists.jkrowling

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/15/nyregion/15rowling.html

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2008-03-23-rowling-report_N.htm

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/dec/13/harrypotter.books 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/oct/21/film.books

http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2007-07-20-potter_N.htm

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/jul/20/harrypotter.jkjoannekathleenrowling1 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/jul/19/harrypotter.jkjoannekathleenrowling1  

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2007/jul/18/retail.harrypotter 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/jul/19/harrypotter.books 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2007/jul/15/harrypotter.books 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/mar/28/harrypotter.jkjoannekathleenrowling 

http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2006-07-24-potter-paperback_x.htm

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/may/15/books.harrypotter   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Barnes        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/julianbarnes

 

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/06/
julian-barnes-leicester-city-premier-league-stupid-love

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/18/
julian-barnes-remembers-anita-brookner

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/
julian-barnes-art-doesnt-capture-thrill-of-life

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/mar/30/
julian-barnes-sense-of-another-ending

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct/23/
through-the-window-julian-barnes-review

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2012/jul/15/
julian-barnes-shakespeare-helen-mirren

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/29/
my-life-as-bibliophile-julian-barnes

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/
books/julian-barnes-wins-the-man-booker-prize.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/18/
booker-prize-julian-barnes-wins

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/feb/23/
biography.julianbarnes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian McEwan        UK

 

 

 

Ian McEwan in April 1976.

 

Photograph: John McGrath

 

Ian McEwan: when I was a monster

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http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/28/ian-mcewan-first-love-last-rites-40-years-since-publication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/ianmcewan

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/
t-magazine/ian-mcewan-cotswolds-garden-annalena-mcafee.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/01/
ian-mcewan-nutshell-identity-politics

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/27/
nutshell-by-ian-mcewan-review

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/27/
ian-mcewan-author-nutshell-going-get-kicking

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/06/
biology-not-always-destiny-says-ian-mcewan-after-transgender-row

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/11/
the-children-act-ian-mcewan-review-novel

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/31/
ian-mcewan-children-act-interview-only-66-notebook-still-full-of-ideas-robert-mccrum

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/26/
ian-mcewan-cement-garden-sexual-gothic-old-age

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2013/jul/12/
ian-mcewan-sweet-tooth-podcast

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jun/02/
sweet-tooth-ian-mcewan-review

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/10/
ian-mcewan-sweet-tooth-extract

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/video/2012/apr/03/
ian-mcewan-interview-video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/mar/23/
originality-of-species-ian-mcewan

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/16/
christopher-hitchens-appreciation-by-ian-mcewan

 

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/jul/12/
familyandrelationships.elementsoffiction 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/
i-despise-islamism-ian-mcewan-faces-backlash-over-press-interview-852030.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/mar/24/
fiction.ianmcewan 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/apr/01/
scienceandnature.richarddawkins 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Pynchon        USA

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/jul/21/shopping.thomaspynchon

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2003/may/05/artsfeatures.fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norton Juster        USA

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/14/
the-phantom-tollbooth-norton-juster-1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobias Wolff        USA

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/aug/25/
tobias-wolff-edinburgh-book-festival

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jul/19/
fiction2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Auster        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/books/authors/137951150/paul-auster

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jun/10/paulauster 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/
books/review/paul-auster-by-the-book.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2013/12/15/
250022407/a-personal-report-from-the-interior-of-author-paul-auster

 

https://www.npr.org/2012/08/23/
159915958/paul-auster-s-journal-of-his-body

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=131196031 - November 10, 2010

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/
opinion/23auster.html

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=5156266 - July 15, 2006

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/nov/12/
fiction.shopping 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=4244994 - December 25, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Le Carré - pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell        UK

 

 

 

'I do give a damn'

 

After years of writing superior spy thrillers,

author David Cornwell, aka John Le Carré,

has evolved into an impassioned political commentator.

 

The film of his novel The Constant Gardener

- which opens this year's London film festival -

is a searing indictment of Britain's recent record in Africa.

In a rare interview, he talks to Stuart Jeffries about his 'radical period'

 

The Guardian        G2        pp. 10-11        Thursday October 6, 2005

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/oct/06/fiction.johnlecarre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/johnlecarre

https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2009/nov/01/
profile-john-le-carre

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/05/
547992458/in-a-legacy-of-spies-john-le-carr-goes-back-out-in-the-cold

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/08/
the-pigeon-tunnel-john-le-carre-review-memoir-autobiography

https://www.theguardian.com/books/video/2016/sep/03/
simon-russell-beale-reads-from-john-le-carres-the-spy-who-came-in-from-the-cold-video

http://www.theguardian.com/books/ng-interactive/2016/sep/03/
hes-very-sexy-tom-hiddleston-simon-russell-beale-and-other-actors-on-le-carre

https://www.theguardian.com/books/video/2016/sep/03/
damian-lewis-reads-john-le-carres-our-kind-of-traitor-video

www.theguardian.com/books/ng-interactive/2016/sep/03/
tinker-tailor-writer-spy-the-many-lives-of-john-le-carre-in-his-own-words

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/02/
john-le-carre-beaten-by-father-abandoned-by-mother-the-pigeon-tunnel-memoir

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/
books/review/john-le-carre-the-biography-and-frederick-forsyths-the-outsider.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/24/
john-le-carre-lefty-adam-sisman

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/
movies/john-le-carre-on-philip-seymour-hoffman.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/
magazine/john-le-carre-has-not-mellowed-with-age.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/19/
delicate-truth-le-carre-review

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/12/
john-le-carre-spy-anniversary

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/nov/12/
salman-rushdie-john-le-carre

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/sep/16/
le-carre-spy-spooks

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/mar/30/
john-le-carre-booker-honour

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/23/
john-le-carre-archive-bodleian

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/oct/06/fiction.johnlecarre 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4817316 - Aug. 26, 2005

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4773621 - Jul. 27, 2005

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/oct/13/uselections2004.usa13

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1643439 - Feb. 4, 2004

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2002/oct/05/features2  

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2002/oct/05/features1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick McGrath        UK

 

 

 

The Guardian        Weekend        p. 3        Saturday September 3, 2005

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/sep/03/fiction.features

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/sep/03/fiction.features 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/aug/21/fiction.features2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Amis        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/martinamis

http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/martin-amis 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/
books/review/there-is-simply-too-much-to-think-about-saul-bellows-nonfiction.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/15/
martin-amis-arguing-prince-charles-rushdie-fatwa

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/17/
martin-amis-white-skin-english-attribute-multiculturalism

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/australia-culture-blog/2014/feb/22/
martin-amis-on-guns-america-and-the-curse-of-heredity

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jul/14/
martin-amis-kingsley-regrets

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/12/
martin-amis-katie-price-lionel-asbo

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/10/
lionel-asbo-martin-amis-digested

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/03/
martin-amis-brooklyn-lionel-asbo-interview

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/24/amis-hitchens-world

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/19/pass-notes-martin-amis

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/feb/26/delilah-jeary-martin-amis-father

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/13/martin-amis-kinglsey-amis-newspapers

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/video/2010/feb/01/book-club-martin-amis-times-arrow

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/01/martin-amis-interview-pregnant-widow

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2010/jan/10/profile-martin-amis-andrew-anthony

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/nov/14/vladimir-nabokov-books-martin-amis

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/17/martin-amis-iran

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/jun/03/martin-amis-gossip-work

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/
i-despise-islamism-ian-mcewan-faces-backlash-over-press-interview-852030.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/08/books/08kaku.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/oct/12/religion.news

http://www.guardian.co.uk/race/story/0,,2213223,00.html

http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,2189868,00.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,,2189257,00.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2187641,00.html

http://books.guardian.co.uk/authors/author/0,,-4,00.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2001/mar/24/artsandhumanities.highereducation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Woodard Self        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/willself 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/02/
will-self-novel-dead-literary-fiction

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/
books/umbrella-by-will-self.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/05/
will-self-umbrella-booker-interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiran Desai        IND

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/feb/05/
immigration.eu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Earl Franzen        USA

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/jonathan-franzen

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/oct/07/
featuresreviews.guardianreview2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William McGuire "Bill" Bryson        USA

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/sep/02/
billbryson.biography 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Haddon        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jun/13/mark.haddon  

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/may/29/hayfestival2006.hayfestival 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2004/apr/11/booksforchildrenandteenagers.features3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Bennett        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/alanbennett 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2016/sep/27/
alan-bennetts-diaries-trailer-adam-low-video

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/may/25/
enjoy-alan-bennett-review-revival-lacks-punch

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/may/06/
alan-bennett-edward-snowden-nsa

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/
johann-hari-alan-bennett-and-the-question-of-innocence-1828408.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/nov/18/
alan-bennett-the-habit-of-art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy O'Beirne

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/sep/23/books.booksnews 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/sep/20/booksnews.ireland 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Wynne Jones

 

http://www.dianawynnejones.com/dwjflash.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Drabble        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/margaret-drabble

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/02/
margaret-drabble-novelist

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/dec/27/
waste-recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bret Easton Ellis

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/breteastonellis

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/may/13/
bret-easton-ellis-gay-criticism

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2010/jul/26/
bret-easton-ellis-guardian-book-club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Ellroy        USA

 

 

The Guardian        G2        p. 16        16 March 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/jamesellroy

http://books.guardian.co.uk/authors/author/0,,-64,00.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/may/18/
destination-morgue-james-ellroy-los-angeles-crime-scene-secrets-in-pictures

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/09/james-ellroy-david-peace-conversation

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/jun/28/news

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armistead Maupin

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/sep/14/
fiction.armisteadmaupin

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jun/13/
armistead.maupin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce Carol Oates

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/27/edward-kennedy-usa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don DeLillo

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/dondelillo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cormac McCarthy

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/cormac-mccarthy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Okri

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jun/12/
benokri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irvine Welsh        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/irvinewelsh

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/03/
irvine-welsh-interview-blade-artist-trainspotting-porno-begbie

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/15/
irvine-welsh-writer-trainspotting-skagboys

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2006/jul/20/
theatre.stage 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/apr/07/
fiction.irvinewelsh 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/oct/20/
penal.crime 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/aug/22/
books.edinburghbookfestival2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Higgins Clark        USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/18/
571579641/prolific-suspense-writer-mary-higgins-clark-turns-90-on-christmas-eve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toni Morrison        USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Bond        UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wole Soyinka        NIG

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/series/guardian-africa-network+books/wolesoyinka

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jun/11/wolesoyinka

http://www.scholars.nus.edu.sg/post/soyinka/soyinkaov.html

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/29/
wole-soyinka-interview-nigeria-corruption-goodluck-jonathan

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/12/
wole-soyinka-nigeria-needs-new-leaders-tackle-boko-haram

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jun/11/
wolesoyinka

 

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2005/jun/29/
internationaleducationnews.highereducation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sir V(idiadhar) S(urajprasad) Naipaul        TRI

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/apr/13/biography.features 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2001/sep/01/fiction.reviews1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Irving        USA

 

 

 

Grappling with life

 

John Irving

 

Raised in New Hampshire,

his early passions were writing and wrestling.

 

One of the few successful practitioners

of the big, multi-layered novel – Dickens is his inspiration –

he has scrutinised America's 'vast issues'

through the prism of his own complex history.

 

Recent revelations about his long-estranged father

have added poignancy to his latest work.

 

Interview by Nicholas Wroe

 

The Guardian > Review        pp. 12-13        13 August 2005

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/aug/13/fiction.johnirving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/
books/review/kevin-wilson-perfect-little-world.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/03/
453986815/john-irving-always-knows-where-hes-going

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/
books/review-in-john-irvings-avenue-of-mysteries-
a-blur-of-aphorisms-and-magical-events.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jun/13/
john.irving 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/aug/13/
fiction.johnirving

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/aug/20/
fiction.johnirving 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan Didion        USA

 

 

 

Literary hero ... Joan Didion pictured in May, 1977.

 

Photograph: AP Photo

 

Readers' favourite books by women        G        Friday 6 March 2015        14.04 GMT

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/mar/06/international-womens-day-readers-favourite-books-by-women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/joan-didion

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/26/
559511855/joan-didion-the-center-will-not-hold-plays-it-as-it-lays

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/25/
south-west-from-notebook-joan-didion-review#img-1

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/mar/06/
international-womens-day-readers-favourite-books-by-women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anya Christine Krugovoy        USA        1968-2018

 

(...) poet who,

after receiving a diagnosis

of advanced breast cancer

in 2004,

wrote lyrical verse

that gave readers

an exquisite, intimate

and sometimes angry account

of her illness

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/
obituaries/anya-krugovoy-silver-poetic-voice-on-mortality-dies-at-49.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/
obituaries/anya-krugovoy-silver-poetic-voice-on-mortality-dies-at-49.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Andrew Hall Jr.        USA        1928-2018

 

poet laureate

of the United States

whose writing

explored everything

from nature to mortality

to the toss of a baseball

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/24/
623033688/donald-hall-former-poet-laureate-dies-at-89

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/24/
623033688/donald-hall-former-poet-laureate-dies-at-89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Bernard Patrick Murphy        IR        1935-2018

 

(...) influential

Irish playwright

known for dark tales

told with a rustic

musicality

 

(...)

 

Mr. Murphy

wrote dozens of plays

across a half-century.

 

Garry Hynes,

artistic director

of Druid Theater Company,

which has produced

many of those plays,

said he ranks with Brian Friel

as one of Ireland’s

greatest contemporary

playwrights,

though he was not

as well known internationally,

partly because he ventured

into more difficult

emotional terrain.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/
obituaries/tom-murphy-acclaimed-irish-playwright-is-dead-at-83.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/
obituaries/tom-murphy-acclaimed-irish-playwright-is-dead-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Wolfe        USA        1931-2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/tom-wolfe

https://www.theguardian.com/books/tomwolfe

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/
books/review/tom-wolfe-cartoons.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/
style/tom-wolfe-style.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/15/
tom-wolfe-journalist-and-author-dies-aged-87

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2018/may/15/
tom-wolfe-a-life-in-pictures

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/15/
611309448/tom-wolfe-writing-nonfiction-became-a-great-game-and-a-great-experiment

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/15/
471414238/tom-wolfe-best-selling-author-and-genre-breaking-journalist-dies-at-87

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/
books/tom-wolfe-appraisal.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/
obituaries/tom-wolfe-pyrotechnic-nonfiction-writer-and-novelist-dies-at-88.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/
books/tom-wolfes-kingdom-of-speech-takes-aim-at-darwin-and-chomsky.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/14/
100-best-nonfiction-no-7-right-stuff-tom-wolfe

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2014/may/02/
tom-wolfe-electric-kool-aid-acid-test

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/books/98/12/06/
specials/wolfe-bonfire.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ursula K. Le Guin (born Ursula Kroeber)        USA        1929-2018

 

immensely popular author

who brought literary depth

and a tough-minded

feminist sensibility

to science fiction

and fantasy

with books like

“The Left Hand of Darkness”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/
obituaries/ursula-k-le-guin-acclaimed-for-her-fantasy-fiction-is-dead-at-88.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/
obituaries/ursula-k-le-guin-acclaimed-for-her-fantasy-fiction-is-dead-at-88.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julius Bernard Lester        USA        1939-2018

 

captivating

and often polarizing

American writer

whose odyssey

through a labyrinth

of religious

and ethnic identities

caused him

to be labeled

a militant black separatist

and a race traitor,

as well as

an anti-Semite and,

after his conversion

to Judaism,

a vociferous Zionist

 

(...)

 

A prolific author,

Mr. Lester had more

than four dozen books

for adults and children

to his credit.

 

He was also variously

a literary and cultural critic,

folklorist, photographer,

civil rights worker

and professional musician.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/
obituaries/julius-lester-chronicler-of-black-america-is-dead-at-79.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/
obituaries/julius-lester-chronicler-of-black-america-is-dead-at-79.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Patrick Donleavy Jr.        USA        1926-2017

 

expatriate

American author

whose 1955 novel

“The Ginger Man”

shook up

the literary world

with its combination

of sexual frankness

and outrageous humor

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/
books/jp-donleavy-acclaimed-author-of-the-ginger-man-dies-at-91.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/
books/a-toast-for-j-p-donleavy.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/
books/jp-donleavy-acclaimed-author-of-the-ginger-man-dies-at-91.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Sutherland Bain        USA        1935-2017

 

pseudonymous author

of the “Murder, She Wrote” novels,

Margaret Truman’s

“Capital Crimes” mysteries

and “Coffee, Tea or Me?,”

the supposed memoir

of two saucy airline

stewardesses

 

(...)

 

Although he had aspired

to a conspicuous role

as a broadcasting

personality or a musician,

Mr. Bain relished

writing incognito.

 

Over five decades

as a ghostwriter

he published

novels, biographies,

westerns

and historical romances,

mostly under

fictitious names

or credited to more

marketable bylines;

vanity memoirs attributed

to corporate executives;

and even long articles

disguised as excerpts

from nonexistent books.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/
obituaries/donald-bain-dead-widely-read-author-but-not-by-that-name.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/
obituaries/donald-bain-dead-widely-read-author-but-not-by-that-name.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Ashbery        USA        1927-2017

 

(...) poet whose teasing,

delicate, soulful lines

made him one

of the most influential figures

of late-20th and early-21st-century

American literature

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/03/
arts/john-ashbery-dead-prize-winning-poet.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/
opinion/john-ashbery-poet.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/03/
arts/john-ashbery-dead-prize-winning-poet.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Wilson Aldiss        UK        1925-2017

 

(...) former bookseller

whose horrific childhood

and wartime exploits in Burma

kindled a fecund imagination

that animated scores of novels,

anthologies, memoirs

and short stories,

like the one that inspired

the Steven Spielberg

science fiction film “A.I.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/
books/brian-aldiss-author-of-science-fiction-and-much-more-dies-at-92.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/
books/brian-aldiss-author-of-science-fiction-and-much-more-dies-at-92.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Henley Heathcote Williams        USA        1941-2017

 

(...) poet, playwright, actor,

lyricist, painter,

sculptor, magician

and relentless scourge

of the British establishment

for half a century

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/
books/heathcote-williams-radical-british-poet-
who-helped-form-anarchist-nation-dies-at-75.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/
books/heathcote-williams-radical-british-poet-
who-helped-form-anarchist-nation-dies-at-75.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edith Marion Marcombe        USA        1916-2017

 

(...) an American poet

whose work

was profoundly influenced

by the half-century

she spent in Japan

 

(...)

 

The author of nearly

two dozen volumes of poetry,

Ms. Shiffert was published

in The New Yorker and

— at midcentury,

when newspapers routinely

printed poems —

in The New York Times

and elsewhere.

 

She was also known

as a writer on,

and translator of,

Japanese poetry.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/11/
arts/edith-shiffert-a-poet-inspired-by-nature-and-her-life-in-japan-dies-at-101.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/11/
arts/edith-shiffert-a-poet-inspired-by-nature-and-her-life-in-japan-dies-at-101.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Melvin Kelley Jr.        USA        1937-2017

 

William Melvin Kelley (...)

brought a fresh,

experimental voice

to black fiction

in novels and stories

that used recurring characters

to explore race relations

and racial identity

in the United States

 

(...)

 

Mr. Kelley

blended fantasy and fact

to construct an alternative world

whose sweep and complexity

drew comparisons

to James Joyce

and William Faulkner.

 

Minor characters

in one story or novel

might appear later

as larger figures,

their stories elaborated

in greater detail

— and, in his later fiction,

in language that recalled

the linguistic experimentation

of Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/
books/william-melvin-kelley-who-explored-race-in-experimental-novels-is-dead-at-79.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/
books/william-melvin-kelley-who-explored-race-in-experimental-novels-
is-dead-at-79.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Trevor        IR        1926-2016

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/
books/review/last-stories-william-trevor.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce Carol Thomas        USA        1938-2016

 

poet, playwright

and award-winning

children’s writer

whose work portrayed

the complexities

of African-American rural life,

a subject simplified

in young-adult fiction

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/23/
books/joyce-carol-thomas-who-wrote-of-african-american-life-dies-at-78.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/23/
books/joyce-carol-thomas-who-wrote-of-african-american-life-dies-at-78.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoffrey William Hill        UK        1932-2016

 

poet regularly hailed

as the greatest

in the English language

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/01/
geoffrey-hill-one-of-the-greatest-english-poets-dies-aged-84

 

 

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/geoffrey-hill

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/
books/geoffrey-hill-dense-and-allusive-british-poet-is-dead-at-84.html

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/01/
geoffrey-hill-obituary

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/01/
geoffrey-hill-one-of-the-greatest-english-poets-dies-aged-84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny Diski / Jennifer Jane Simmonds        UK        1947-2016

 

British writer

who channeled

the turmoil

of her early years,

which included

suicide attempts

and confinement

in mental hospitals,

into a stream

of richly observed

and mordant novels,

memoirs and essays

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/29/books/jenny-diskiauthor-who-wrote-ofmadness-and-isolation-dies-at-68.html

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/jenny-diski

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/29/
books/jenny-diskiauthor-who-wrote-ofmadness-and-isolation-dies-at-68.html

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/28/
jenny-diski-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erwin Nathanson        USA        1928-2016

 

E. M. Nathanson ('s)

best-selling 1965 novel

“The Dirty Dozen”

became the basis of one

of the most enduring,

if preposterous,

World War II movies to come

out of Hollywood

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/08/arts/em-nathanson-88-author-of-the-dirty-dozen.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/08/
arts/em-nathanson-88-author-of-the-dirty-dozen.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Thomas Harrison        USA        1937-2016

 

Jim Harrison 's) lust for life

— and sometimes just plain lust —

roared into print in a vast,

celebrated body of fiction,

poetry and essays

that with ardent abandon

explored the natural world,

the life of the mind

and the pleasures of the flesh

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/28/
arts/jim-harrison-free-spirited-writer-dies-at-78.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/29/
books/an-appraisal-taking-big-bites-of-jim-harrisons-voracious-life.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/28/
arts/jim-harrison-free-spirited-writer-dies-at-78.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/27/
469817873/legends-of-the-fall-author-who-found-freedom-outdoors-dies-at-78

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/
books/review/the-big-seven-by-jim-harrison.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anita Brookner        UK        1928-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Patrick Conroy        USA        1945-2016

 

Pat Conroy ('s)

tortured family life

and the scenic marshlands

of coastal South Carolina

served as unending sources

of inspiration for his fiction,

notably the novels

“The Great Santini,”

“The Lords of Discipline”

and “The Prince of Tides”

 

(...)

 

Mr. Conroy

had a brutal childhood.

 

He was dominated

by his sadistic father,

Donald,

a Marine Corps fighter pilot

who beat his wife,

drilled his seven children

military-style to instill discipline

and mercilessly abused his sons,

first and foremost Pat, his eldest.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/05/
books/pat-conroy-who-wove-his-family-strife-into-novels-of-carolina-dies-at-70.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/05/
469299811/author-pat-conroy-dies-at-70

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/05/
books/pat-conroy-who-wove-his-family-strife-into-novels-of-carolina-dies-at-70.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Forster        UK        1938-2016

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/
books/margaret-forster-author-of-georgy-girl-and-more-dies-at-77.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warren Burton Murphy        USA        1933-2015

 

“Everyone knew

why Remo Williams

was going to die,”

was how Warren Murphy

and Dick Sapir

began “Created the Destroyer,”

their first gritty thriller, in 1963.

 

For eight more years, though,

both the character Remo Williams,

a brash former Newark police officer,

and Mr. Murphy’s

literary career hovered

between life and death.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/18/
books/warren-murphy-writer-and-creator-of-remo-williams-dies-at-82.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/18/
books/warren-murphy-writer-and-creator-of-remo-williams-dies-at-82.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabrielle Diane Bridget Baker        USA        1939-2015

 

feminist novelist,

memoirist and screenwriter

who considered

conventional marriage lopsided

but identified with

the pioneering Donner Party wife

who perished protecting

her husband

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/10/
books/gabrielle-burton-feminist-novelist-and-screenwriter-dies-at-76.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/10/
books/gabrielle-burton-feminist-novelist-and-screenwriter-dies-at-76.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhoda Carol Sniderman        USA        1936-2015

 

Rhoda Lerman ('s)

critically praised novels

melded history

with contemporaneity,

mythology

with social criticism,

feminism

with a Jewish sensibility

and snark

with seriousness

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/06/
arts/rhoda-lerman-writer-who-defied-labels-dies-at-79.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/06/
arts/rhoda-lerman-writer-who-defied-labels-dies-at-79.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Sacks        UK        1933-2015

 

 

 

Oliver Sacks at home, March 2015.

 

Credi Bill Hayes

 

Oliver Sacks’s Final, Posthumous Work

April 30, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/
books/review/everything-in-its-place-oliver-sacks.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/oliver-sacks

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2015/08/30/
436107500/a-view-on-oliver-sacks-from-a-longtime-friend-and-colleague

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/08/30/
436016985/oliver-sacks-was-a-boundless-explorer-of-the-human-brain

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/
books/review/everything-in-its-place-oliver-sacks.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/08/31/
436289763/oliver-sacks-a-neurologist-at-the-intersection-of-fact-and-fable

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/30/
oliver-sacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Lee        USA        1928-2015

 

Cynthia Macdonald ('s)

idiosyncratic blend

of humor and the grotesque

made her a distinctive voice

on the American poetry scene

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/
books/cynthia-macdonald-poet-known-for-humor-and-ability-to-shock-dies-at-87.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/
books/cynthia-macdonald-poet-known-for-humor-and-ability-to-shock-dies-at-87.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Gordon Nobbs        UK        1935-2015

 

British novelist

and comedy writer best known

for “The Fall and Rise

of Reginald Perrin,”

the dark BBC sitcom

of the 1970s

that won an ardent following

on both sides of the Atlantic

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/
arts/television/david-nobbs-novelist-and-creator-of-reginald-perrin-dies-at-80.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/
arts/television/david-nobbs-novelist-and-creator-of-reginald-perrin-dies-at-80.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edgar Lawrence Doctorow        USA        1931-2015

 

 

 


E. L. Doctorow Dies at 84 | The New York Times        22 July 2015

 

The acclaimed American novelist and playwright E. L. Doctorow

gives some writing tips.

 

He died Tuesday in Manhattan

at the age of 84 due to complications from lung cancer.

 

Produced by: Emily B. Hager

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1JyzwsW

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube > The New York Times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5quWu_MLHwA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leading figure

in contemporary American letters

whose popular, critically admired

and award-winning novels

— including “Ragtime,”

“Billy Bathgate”

and “The March” —

situated fictional characters

in recognizable historical contexts,

among identifiable historical figures

and often within unconventional

narrative forms

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/
books/el-doctorow-author-of-historical-fiction-dies-at-84.html

 

 

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/d/e_l_doctorow/index.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/
books/el-doctorow-author-of-historical-fiction-dies-at-84.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Vincent Tate        USA        1943-2015

 

poet whose offhand style,

ingenious wordplay

and wild flights of surrealism

won him a devoted following,

a Pulitzer Prize

and a National Book Award

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/11/
books/james-tate-prolific-pulitzer-winning-poet-dies-at-71.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/11/
books/james-tate-prolific-pulitzer-winning-poet-dies-at-71.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Arnold Horowitz / James Salter        USA        1925-2015

 

James Salter ('s)

intimately detailed novels

and short stories

kept a small but devoted audience

in his thrall

for more than half a century

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/20/
books/james-salter-a-writers-writer-short-on-sales-but-long-on-acclaim-dies-at-90.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/20/
books/james-salter-a-writers-writer-short-on-sales-
but-long-on-acclaim-dies-at-90.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/may/11/
james-salter-forgotten-hero-literature-interview 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Alfred Williams        USA        1925-2015

 

writer

whose exploration of black identity,

notably in the 1967 novel

“The Man Who Cried I Am,”

established him

as one of the bright lights

in what he liked to call

“the second Harlem Renaissance,”

and who caused a furor

with an unflattering biography

of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/07/
arts/john-a-williams-an-underrated-novelist-who-wrote-about-black-identity-dies-at-89.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/07/
arts/john-a-williams-an-underrated-novelist-
who-wrote-about-black-identity-dies-at-89.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theodore William Weesner        USA        1935-2015

 

novelist

who mined his wayward youth

for the stuff of his celebrated first novel,

“The Car Thief,”

and whose half-dozen

other books earned plaudits

for their patient, realistic narratives

and humanely considered characters

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/
books/theodore-weesner-author-of-the-car-thief-dies-at-79.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/
books/theodore-weesner-author-of-the-car-thief-dies-at-79.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Salter (born James Horowitz)        USA        1925-2015

 

James Salter ('s)

intimately detailed

novels and short stories

kept a small

but devoted audience in his thrall

for more than half a century

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/20/
books/james-salter-a-writers-writer-short-on-sales-but-long-on-acclaim-dies-at-90.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/20/
books/james-salter-a-writers-writer-short-on-sales-but-long-on-acclaim-dies-at-90.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth Barbara Rendell        UK        1930-2015

 

prolific and hugely popular writer

of intricately plotted mystery novels

that combined psychological insight,

social conscience and,

not infrequently,

teeth-chattering terror

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/books/ruth-rendell-novelist-who-thrilled-and-educated-dies-at-85.html

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/ruth-rendell

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/
ruth-rendell-obituary-crime-writer

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/
books/ruth-rendell-novelist-who-thrilled-and-educated-dies-at-85.html

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/
no-one-can-equal-ruth-rendells-range-or-accomplishment-crime-writer

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/
ruth-rendell-writer-dies-aged-85

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/05/02/
403776298/novelist-ruth-rendell-author-of-wexford-books-dies-at-85

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/
ruth-rendell-in-quotes

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/
ruth-rendell-five-key-works

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/sep/13/
arthurconandoyle.crime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivan Doig        USA        1939-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Pratchett        UK        1948-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Levine        USA        1928-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stone        USA        1937-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

André Brink        SA        1935-2015

 

towering South African

literary presence for decades

whose work

in English and Afrikaans

fell afoul

of apartheid-era censors

 

(...)

 

Mr. Brink’s work

was often cited alongside

that of Nadine Gordimer

and J. M. Coetzee

as an exemplar

of South Africa’s

ability to transform

the experience

of harsh racial politics

into literature

with a global reach.

 

(...)

 

The language of many

of his early works

was Afrikaans,

the mother-tongue

of the Afrikaner minority

whose leaders

came to power in 1948

and set the country

on the path to policies

of social engineering

and racial division

that ended formally

with the first free election

in 1994,

which brought Nelson Mandela

to power.

 

Mr. Brink

belonged to a group

of Afrikaans writers known

as Die Sestigers,

meaning roughly the generation

of the 1960s.

 

According to Hermann Giliomee,

a prominent historian, the group

“embraced secularization, modernity,

racial tolerance and sexual freedom,

and used modern literary techniques

and subject matter to explore

these themes.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/books/andre-brink-south-african-literary-figure-who-ran-afoul-of-censors-dies-at-79.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/
books/andre-brink-south-african-literary-figure-
who-ran-afoul-of-censors-dies-at-79.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colleen Margaretta McCullough        AUS        1937-2015

 

former neurophysiological

researcher at Yale who,

deciding to write novels

in her spare time,

produced

“The Thorn Birds,”

a multigenerational

Australian romance

that became

an international best seller

and inspired a hugely popular

television mini-series

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/books/colleen-mccullough-author-of-the-thorn-birds-dies-at-77.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/
books/colleen-mccullough-author-of-the-thorn-birds-dies-at-77.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodney Marvin McKuen        USA        1933-2015

 

ubiquitous poet,

lyricist and songwriter

whose work met

with immense

commercial success

if little critical esteem

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/arts/rod-mckuen-prolific-poet-and-lyricist-dies-at-81.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/
arts/rod-mckuen-prolific-poet-and-lyricist-dies-at-81.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanley Miller Williams        USA        1930-2014

 

poet who championed

the power of everyday language

and who delivered

a poem at the Capitol

for President Bill Clinton’s

second inauguration

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/03/arts/miller-williams-laconic-arkansas-poet-dies-at-84.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/03/
arts/miller-williams-laconic-arkansas-poet-dies-at-84.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zilpha Keatley        USA        1927-2014

 

Zilpha Keatley Snyder (...)

mined memories of little demons

at the foot of her childhood bed

to spin tales of wonder,

mystery and suspense

that beguiled two generations

of children and young adults

in nearly 50 books

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/books/zilpha-keatley-snyder-author-of-eerie-childrens-tales-dies-at-87.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/books/
zilpha-keatley-snyder-author-of-eerie-childrens-tales-dies-at-87.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Clyde Bowden        USA        1945-2014

 

 

 

 Charles Bowden in 2013.

 

Credit Molly Molloy

 

Charles Bowden, Author With Unblinking Eye on Southwest, Dies at 69

By WILLIAM YARDLEY        NYT        SEPT. 3, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/books/charles-bowden-lyrical-writer-dies-at-69.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

author and journalist

acclaimed for his vivid,

unsparing and often lyrical portrayals

of life in the Southwest,

particularly the brutality on the border

between the United States and Mexico

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/books/charles-bowden-lyrical-writer-dies-at-69.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/
books/charles-bowden-lyrical-writer-dies-at-69.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorothy Salisbury Davis        USA        1916-2014

 

award-winning

mystery author

whose fascination

with motivation, morality

and manners

— more than violence —

powered the intricate plots

of the suspense novels

she wrote over a half-century

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/arts/dorothy-salisbury-davis-suspense-novelist-dies-at-98.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/
arts/dorothy-salisbury-davis-suspense-novelist-dies-at-98.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Louis Berger        USA        1924-2014

 

reclusive and bitingly

satirical novelist

who explored the myths

of the American West

in “Little Big Man”

and the mores

of 20th-century

middle-class society

in a shelf

of other well-received books

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/books/thomas-berger-little-big-man-author-is-dead-at-89.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/
books/thomas-berger-little-big-man-author-is-dead-at-89.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nadine Gordimer        SA        1923-2014

 

South African writer

whose literary ambitions

led her into the heart of apartheid

to create a body of fiction

that brought her a Nobel Prize

in 1991

 

(...)

 

Ms. Gordimer

did not originally

choose apartheid

as her subject

as a young writer, she said,

but she found it

impossible to dig deeply

into South African life

without striking repression.

 

And once

the Afrikaner nationalists

came to power in 1948,

the scaffolds

of the apartheid system

began to rise around her

and could not be ignored.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/books/nadine-gordimer-novelist-and-apartheid-foe-dies-at-90.html

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/nadinegordimer

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/books/
nadine-gordimer-novelist-and-apartheid-foe-dies-at-90.html

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/14/
nadine-gordimer-dies-90-johannesburg-nobel-prize

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/14/nadine-gordimer

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/14/nadine-gordimer-a-life-in-quotes

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2014/jul/14/nadine-gordimer-a-life-in-pictures

 

http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2006-10-28-gordimer_x.htm

 

http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/02/01/home/gordimer-july.html

http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/02/01/home/gordimer-sport.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1966/09/11/books/gordimer-bourg.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dermot Healy        IR        1947-2014

 

The Irish writer

Dermot Healy (...)

was once described

by Seamus Heaney

as "the heir

to Patrick Kavanagh".

 

If Healy's poetry

was steeped

in the same rural tradition

as Kavanagh's,

his novels evoked

a more fractured

interior world,

with characters

who often seemed

haunted

or on the verge

of psychological

disintegration.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/30/dermot-healy

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/dermot-healy

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/30/
dermot-healy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Johnson)        USA        1928-2014

 

(her) landmark

book of 1969,

“I Know Why

the Caged Bird Sings”

— which describes

in lyrical,

unsparing prose

her childhood

in the Jim Crow South —

was among

the first autobiographies

by a 20th-century

black woman

to reach

a wide general readership

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/arts/maya-angelou-lyrical-witness-of-the-jim-crow-south-dies-at-86.html

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/mayaangelou

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/arts/
in-a-commanding-literary-voice-singing-out-to-the-world.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/arts/
maya-angelou-lyrical-witness-of-the-jim-crow-south-dies-at-86.html

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/28/maya-angelou

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/28/maya-angelou-poet-author-dies-86

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/28/
looking-back-at-maya-angelous-life-and-work-in-the-times-and-on-twitter/

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/mar/30/maya-angelou-terrible-wonderful-mother

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/nov/14/maya-angelou-interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Lillian Townsend        UK        1946-2014

 

Sue Townsend (...)

was one of Britain’s

most celebrated

comic writers:

novelist, playwright

and journalist.

 

She was best known

for the fictional diaries

of Adrian Mole,

a character who,

unlike Peter Pan,

is allowed to grow up,

evolving from

the penis-measuring

adolescent

who confides

“I was racked

with sexuality

but it wore off

when I helped my father

put manure

on our rose bed”

in The Secret Diary

of Adrian Mole,

Aged 13¾ (1982)

to the middle-aged and,

Townsend liked to insist,

more evolved

and better-dressed bloke

who survives prostate cancer

in Adrian Mole:

The Prostrate Years (2009).

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/11/sue-townsend-1946-2014

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/sue-townsend

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/11/sue-townsend-1946-2014

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/13/in-praise-of-sue-townsend

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/13/sue-townsend-janet-fillingham-agent-appreciation

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/13/adrian-mole-sue-townsend-welfare

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/11/sue-townsend-lone-voice-humanist-genius

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/apr/11/sue-townsend-plays-adrian-mole-theatre

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/11/
5-political-lessons-learned-from-sue-townsends-adrian-mole-books

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/11/sue-townsend-1946-2014

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/11/sue-townsend-dies-aged-68-adrian-mole

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2011/jan/10/sue-townsend-adrian-mole-book-club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mavis Gallant (born Mavis de Trafford Young)        1922-2014

 

acclaimed short-story writer

who was abandoned as a child

and later left Canada for Europe,

where she made her name writing

about the dislocated

and the dispossessed

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/books/mavis-gallant-short-story-writer-dies-at-91.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/
books/mavis-gallant-short-story-writer-dies-at-91.html

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/20/
my-hero-ondaatje-lahiri-mavis-gallant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Earl Lee        USA        1930-2014

 

playwright

whose award-winning work,

much of it with

the Negro Ensemble Company,

focused on stretching the boundaries

of the African-American experience

as it was portrayed on the stage

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/theater/leslie-lee-playwright-of-black-life-dies-at-83.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/
theater/leslie-lee-playwright-of-black-life-dies-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Jane Howard        UK        1923-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elmore John Leonard        USA        1925-2013

 

Crime writer known

for Get Shorty,

Out of Sight and Hombre

whose work served

as a barometer

of modern America

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/20/elmore-leonard

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/elmoreleonard

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/20/
elmore-leonard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Decimus Rubin Jr.        USA        1923-2013

 

Louis D. Rubin Jr. ('s)

wide-ranging career

as a man of letters

— he was a teacher,

novelist, essayist,

editor and publisher,

among other things —

was devoted

to the practice and promotion

of American Southern writing

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/arts/louis-d-rubin-jr-founder-of-algonquin-books-dies-at-89.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/
arts/louis-d-rubin-jr-founder-of-algonquin-books-dies-at-89.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro        USA        1915-2013

 

distinguished author

and editor of children’s books

whose work

— both her own titles

and those of the writers

in her stable —

offered even

the youngest readers

a forthright view

of emotionally fraught subjects

like anger, envy and death.

 

(...)

 

Ms. Zolotow’s

own picture books

— she wrote more than 70 —

were cleareyed explorations

of the interior landscape

of childhood

by one who had obviously

not forgotten

what it felt like

to dwell there.

 

Delicately,

with surgical precision,

they plumbed

children’s interior lives,

often ranging

over loneliness,

loss, longing

and other painful topics

that earlier generations

of children’s books

had either sugarcoated

or ignored outright.

 

Her work

was graced by art from

some of the 20th century’s

finest illustrators:

Garth Williams,

Hilary Knight,

Marc Simont,

Uri Shulevitz,

James Stevenson

and Tana Hoban.

 

Ms. Zolotow’s

first picture book,

“The Park Book,”

published in 1944,

had illustrations

by H. A. Rey,

the artist behind

the “Curious George”

books.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/
books/charlotte-zolotow-whose-books-tackled-childrens-real-life-issues-dies-at-98.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/books/
charlotte-zolotow-whose-books-tackled-childrens-real-life-issues-dies-at-98.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Lynne Tidswell        USA        1947-2013

 

Barbara Park ('s)

children’s books

starring Junie B. Jones,

a 6-year-old dispenser

of abundant opinions,

Runyonesque wisecracks

and dubious syntax,

have sold

tens of millions of copies

and delighted all but

the most grammatically puritanical

parents and teachers

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/arts/barbara-park-author-of-junie-b-jones-series-dies-at-66.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/
arts/barbara-park-author-of-junie-b-jones-series-dies-at-66.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doris Lessing        UK        1919-2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Neal Harrison        USA        1933-2013

 

William Harrison (...)

adapted his fiction into the films

“Rollerball”

in 1975

and “Mountains of the Moon”

in 1990

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/arts/william-harrison-79-novelist-and-rollerball-writer-dies.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/
arts/william-harrison-79-novelist-and-rollerball-writer-dies.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oscar Jerome Hijuelos        USA        1951-2013

 

Cuban-American novelist

who wrote about the lives

of immigrants adapting

to a new culture

and became

the first Latino to win

the Pulitzer Prize for fiction

for his 1989 book,

“The Mambo Kings

Play Songs of Love”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/
books/oscar-hijuelos-cuban-american-writer-who-won-pulitzer-dies-at-62.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/
books/oscar-hijuelos-cuban-american-writer-who-won-pulitzer-dies-at-62.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Andrew Emanuel        USA        1921-2013

 

poet, educator and critic

who published more than

a dozen volumes of his poetry,

much of it after his frustration

with racism in the United States

helped motivate him to move

to France

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/books/james-a-emanuel-poet-who-wrote-of-racism-dies-at-92.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/
books/james-a-emanuel-poet-who-wrote-of-racism-dies-at-92.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.        USA        1947-2013

 

Tom Clancy ('s)

complex,

adrenaline-fueled

military novels

spawned

a new genre of thrillers

and made him

one of the world’s best-known

and best-selling authors

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/
books/tom-clancy-best-selling-novelist-of-military-thrillers-dies-at-66.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/
books/tom-clancy-best-selling-novelist-of-military-thrillers-dies-at-66.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/03/
tom-clancy-top-five-novels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Cassady (born Robinson)        USA        1923-2013

 

writer who entered

the American consciousness in 1957

as a character in Jack Kerouac’s

novel “On the Road,”

and decades later chronicled her life

as a member of the Beat Generation

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/books/carolyn-cassady-beat-generation-writer-dies-at-90.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/
books/carolyn-cassady-beat-generation-writer-dies-at-90.html

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/23/
carolyn-cassady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc Simont        USA        1915-2013

 

acclaimed illustrator whose work,

embodying both airy lightness

and crackling energy,

graced some of the foremost titles

in children’s literature

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/books/marc-simont-classic-childrens-book-illustrator-dies-at-97.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/
books/marc-simont-classic-childrens-book-illustrator-dies-at-97.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Burton Matheson        USA        1926-2013

 

Richard Matheson's

novels, short stories,

screenplays and teleplays

drew the blueprints

for dozens

of science fiction

and horror movies

and television shows

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/
books/richard-matheson-writer-of-haunted-science-fiction-and-horror-dies-at-87.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/
books/richard-matheson-writer-of-haunted-science-fiction-and-horror-dies-at-87.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Holbrook Vance        USA        1916-2013

 

in dozens of fantastical novels

(he) created alternative worlds,

past and present,

imagining their alien societies

in evocative detail

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/books/jack-vance-writer-of-the-fantastical-dies-at-96.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/
books/jack-vance-writer-of-the-fantastical-dies-at-96.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/
magazine/19Vance-t.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Edward Demby Jr.        USA        1922-2013

 

(his) novels,

written while he was

an expatriate in Italy,

challenged

literary conventions

and expectations

of what a black writer

should write about

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/01/arts/william-demby-novelist-and-reporter-dies-at-90.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/01/
arts/william-demby-novelist-and-reporter-dies-at-90.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morris Renek        USA        1925-2013

 

critically admired

New York novelist

who wrote comic tales

about historical criminals

and modern urban life

but never achieved

the commercial success

many thought he deserved

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/books/morris-renek-novelist-of-hard-boiled-stories-dies-at-88.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/
books/morris-renek-novelist-of-hard-boiled-stories-dies-at-88.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Waber        USA         1921-2013

 

a children’s-book

author and illustrator

whose most famous creation

was a rope-skipping,

ice-skating

Manhattanite named Lyle

who happened

to be a crocodile

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/books/bernard-waber-childrens-author-is-dead-at-91.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/
books/bernard-waber-childrens-author-is-dead-at-91.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. L. Konigsburg / Elaine Lobl        USA        1930-2013

 

children’s author and illustrator

who twice received the nation’s

highest award

in children’s literature

— she won it in 1968

for her second book,

edging out the runner-up,

which was her own first book —

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/23/books/e-l-konigsburg-author-is-dead-at-83.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/23/
books/e-l-konigsburg-author-is-dead-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe        1930-2013

 

Nigerian author

and towering man of letters

whose internationally

acclaimed fiction

helped to revive African literature

and to rewrite

the story of a continent

that had long been told

by Western voices

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/world/africa/chinua-achebe-nigerian-writer-dies-at-82.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/
world/africa/chinua-achebe-nigerian-writer-dies-at-82.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/
books/chinua-achebe-examined-colonialism-and-masculinity.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferrol Sams Jr.        USA        1922-2013

 

country doctor

who started writing fiction

in his late 50s

and went on to win critical praise

and a devoted readership

for his humorous and perceptive

novels and stories that drew

on his medical practice

and his rural Southern roots

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/books/ferrol-sams-doctor-turned-novelist-dies-at-90.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/
books/ferrol-sams-doctor-turned-novelist-dies-at-90.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corinne Muriel Litvin        USA        1933-2013

 

Obie Award-winning playwright

known for bringing wry humor

to often wrenching domestic stories

http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/
theater/corinne-jacker-obie-award-winning-playwright-is-dead-at-79.html

 

 

http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/
theater/corinne-jacker-obie-award-winning-playwright-is-dead-at-79.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Gustave Stern        USA        1928-2013

 

Richard G. Stern ('s) novels,

short stories and essays

were almost universally

admired in the literary world

but (his) name remained

stubbornly unrecognized

in the wider world of readers,

earning him

a reputation for being,

as one reviewer put it,

“the best American author

of whom you have never heard”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/
books/richard-g-stern-a-writers-writer-is-dead-at-84.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/
books/richard-g-stern-a-writers-writer-is-dead-at-84.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evan Shelby Connell        USA        1924-2013

 

versatile writer

praised for his spare portrayal

of the frost and repression

within a fictional upper-class

Midwestern family

as well as for his account

of the very real and bloody battle

that was Custer’s Last Stand

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/arts/evan-connell-88-novelist-in-multiple-genres.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/
arts/evan-connell-88-novelist-in-multiple-genres.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solomon Yurick        USA        1925-2013

 

writer whose best-known work,

the 1965 novel “The Warriors,”

recast an ancient Greek battle

as a tale of warring

New York street gangs

and earned a cult following in print,

on film and eventually

in a video game

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/arts/sol-yurick-novelist-dies-at-87.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/
arts/sol-yurick-novelist-dies-at-87.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Irwin Shapiro        USA        1924-2013

 

admired American poet

who chose newspaper work

over the time-honored academic

vocation of his peers,

and who as an editor

at The New York Times

made an epochal assignment

— what became

the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s

“Letter From Birmingham Jail” —

that ultimately never appeared

in the newspaper

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/08/books/harvey-shapiro-poet-of-new-york-and-beyond-dies-at-88.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/08/
books/harvey-shapiro-poet-of-new-york-and-beyond-dies-at-88.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Leo King        USA        1929-2012

 

journalist, essayist and playwright

with a swaggering prose style

and a rollicking personal one,

(...) left Texas as a young man

but never abandoned it in his work

— turning out profiles of politicians,

articles on the flawsand foibles

of American culture,

searching autobiographical essays

and, most famously,

the book for the Broadway musical

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/arts/larry-l-king-texan-author-and-playwright-dies-at-83.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/
arts/larry-l-king-texan-author-and-playwright-dies-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryce Courtenay        1933-2012

 

Australian

advertising executive

who started writing novels

after his 50th birthday

and became perhaps

the most popular writer

in his country

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/books/bryce-courtenay-australian-novelist-dies-at-79.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/
books/bryce-courtenay-australian-novelist-dies-at-79.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Herbert Gilbert        USA        1925-2012

 

poet

whose frank, forthright,

emotionally fraught works

observed the grand

universal realities

of love and death

from a perspective

off the literary grid

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/books/jack-gilbert-a-poet-off-the-literary-grid-dies-at-87.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/
books/jack-gilbert-a-poet-off-the-literary-grid-dies-at-87.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josephine Chamberlain Ayres / pen name : Ellen Douglas        1921-2012

 

Mississippi-born writer

whose novels explored

the uneasy, sometimes

surprisingly tender alliances

between black and white women

in the American South

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/arts/ellen-douglas-southern-novelist-dies-at-91.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/
arts/ellen-douglas-southern-novelist-dies-at-91.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Aston Marantz Simpson        USA        1923-2012

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

who told characteristically

American tales

of common people

and often cast

a skeptical eye

on the American dream

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/arts/louis-simpson-a-pulitzer-prize-winning-poet-dies-at-89.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/
arts/louis-simpson-a-pulitzer-prize-winning-poet-dies-at-89.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal Jr.        USA        1925-2012

 

elegant, acerbic

all-around man of letters

who presided

with a certain relish over

what he declared to be the end

of American civilization

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/books/gore-vidal-elegant-writer-dies-at-86.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/gore-vidal

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/05/
gore-vidal-appreciation-rachel-cooke

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/
books/gore-vidal-elegant-writer-dies-at-86.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Mahy (known as May)        USA        1936-2012

 

award-winning

children’s author

who tested the limits

of her readers’

whimsy and courage

with fantastical tales of witches,

hauntings, infinite fog,

and robbers

brought to account

by peppery grown-ups

wielding chocolate cake

and balloons

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/books/margaret-mahy-childrens-author-dies-at-76.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/books/
margaret-mahy-childrens-author-dies-at-76.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Bradbury        USA        1920-2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice Sendak        USA        1928-2012

 

Maurice Sendak (...)

was both one of the most individual

and one of the most successful

illustrators of the 20th century.

 

Since 1951 his 90-odd titles

have sold nearly 30m copies

in the US alone.

 

His renowned work

Where the Wild Things Are (1963),

with worldwide sales

of more than 19m,

was a turning point

not only in his own career

but in the history

of children's books.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/08/maurice-sendak

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/maurice-sendak

https://www.theguardian.com/books/maurice-sendak

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/video/2012/12/28/magazine/100000001970456/
an-illustrated-talk-with-maurice-sendak.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/28/maurice-sendak-netia-jones-operas

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/13/maurice-sendak-appreciation-shirley-hughes

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/understanding-children-yet-wanting-them-to-grow-up-a-bit.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/08/maurice-sendak-dark-visions-children

http://www.guardian.co.uk/childrens-books-site/gallery/2012/may/08/maurice-sendak-gallery

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/08/maurice-sendak

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/08/maurice-sendak-wild-things-dies-83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Francis Granger        USA        1941-2012

 

newspaperman

turned novelist

whose fiction alternated between

international spy thrillers

and police procedurals

set on the gritty streets of Chicago

— and occasionally blended both —

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/books/bill-granger-novelist-and-reporter-dies-at-70.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/books/
bill-granger-novelist-and-reporter-dies-at-70.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Anthony Bowman        USA        1957-2012

 

novelist and cultural critic

whose first two books,

“Let the Dog Drive”

and “Bunny Modern,”

received wide praise

in the 1990s

for their satirical voice

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/books/david-bowman-author-of-let-the-dog-drive-dies-at-54.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/books/
david-bowman-author-of-let-the-dog-drive-dies-at-54.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doris June Waugh / Doris Betts        USA        1932-2012

 

award-winning novelist

and short-story writer

whose characters grappled

with religious faith, freedom,

captivity and original sin

in tales steeped

in the Southern literary tradition

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/books/doris-betts-novelist-in-southern-tradition-dies-at-79.html?hpw

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/books/
doris-betts-novelist-in-southern-tradition-dies-at-79.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis Alonzo Nordan        USA        1939-2012

 

Mississippi-born writer

whose fiction conjures

a dreamlike world

that straddles

the whisker-thin margin

between a legend and a lie,

but whose best-known novel

was based on a historical murder

of national import

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/books/lewis-nordan-writer-who-spun-lyrical-tales-dies-at-72.html?hpw

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/
books/lewis-nordan-writer-who-spun-lyrical-tales-dies-at-72.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Reed Whittemore Jr.        USA        1919-2012

 

former poet laureate

of the United States

whose work’s calm,

unruffled surface

belied deep subversion

below

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/
books/reed-whittemore-former-poet-laureate-dies-at-92.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/
books/reed-whittemore-former-poet-laureate-dies-at-92.html
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Frances Evelyn Brooke-Rose        USA        1923-2012

 

English experimental writer

known for wielding words

with the ardor of a philologist,

the fingers of a prestidigitator

and the appetite of a lexivore,

resulting in novels that exhilarated

many critics and enervated others

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/10/
books/christine-brooke-rose-experimental-writer-dies-at-89.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/10/books/
christine-brooke-rose-experimental-writer-dies-at-89.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Arden        UK        1930-2012

 

major British playwright

of the 1950s and 1960s,

whose politically engaged,

theatrically inventive

and conscience-provoking works

were often compared to Brecht’s

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/theater/john-arden-british-playwright-dies-at-81.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/
theater/john-arden-british-playwright-dies-at-81.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benedict Freedman        1919-2012

 

Benedict Freedman's

first novel, “Mrs. Mike”

— based on the true story

of a young woman’s life

in the Canadian wilderness

at the turn of the century —

was a sensation

after it was published in 1947

and inspired a Hollywood

feature film

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/books/benedict-freedman-dies-at-92-co-author-of-mrs-mike.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/
books/benedict-freedman-dies-at-92-co-author-of-mrs-mike.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Elbert Gay        USA        1941-2012

 

self-taught novelist

from rural Tennessee

who emerged

from obscurity in his late 50s

with critically praised books

in the Southern Gothic style

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/arts/william-gay-novelist-rooted-in-tennessee-dies-at-70.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/
arts/william-gay-novelist-rooted-in-tennessee-dies-at-70.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Hitchens        1949-2011

 

slashing polemicist

in the tradition

of Thomas Paine

and George Orwell

who trained his sights

on targets as various as

Henry Kissinger,

the British monarchy

and Mother Teresa,

wrote a best-seller

attacking religious belief,

and dismayed

his former comrades on the left

by enthusiastically supporting

the American-led war in Iraq

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/arts/christopher-hitchens-is-dead-at-62-obituary.html

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/christopher-hitchens

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/christopher-hitchens

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/20/
christopher-hitchens-memorial-new-york

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/
opinion/christopher-hitchens-consummate-writer-brilliant-friend.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/
arts/christopher-hitchens-is-dead-at-62-obituary.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/opinion/in-his-own-words.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/dec/16/christopher-hitchens-tributes

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/16/christopher-hitchens-quotes-bons-mots

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2010/may/30/christopher-hitchens

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/arts/christopher-hitchens-is-dead-at-62-obituary.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/16/christopher-hitchens-obituary

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/16/christopher-hitchens-dies-aged-62

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/books/christopher-hitchens-on-writing-mortality-and-cancer.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/books/review/arguably-essays-by-christopher-hitchens-book-review.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Conwell Hoban        USA        1925-2011

 

For many years

it seemed there was more

than one Russell Hoban.

 

Now that he has died,

aged 86,

after 60 years

of intense activity

in his successive careers,

it may begin to be possible

to gain some sense

of the whole man.

 

Certainly, it is clear enough

that the young author

of dozens of children's stories,

whose masterpiece was probably

The Mouse and His Child (1967),

explored the same territory

as the later author

who published

nearly 20 adult novels,

and whose masterpiece

was probably

Riddley Walker (1980).

 

Each is a tale

of glorious escape

from physical and psychic

bondage.

 

Each ends

with a sense that freedom

is itself deeply bounded.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/14/russell-hoban

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/russell-hoban

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/14/russell-hoban

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mildred Spitz Savage        USA        1919-2011

 

the author of “Parrish,”

a tale of a teenager

struggling into manhood

in the vast tobacco fields

of the Connecticut River Valley

in the late 1940s and early ’50s

— a story later adapted

for a popular movie

of the same title —

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/us/franklin-kameny-gay-rights-pioneer-dies-at-86.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/us/
franklin-kameny-gay-rights-pioneer-dies-at-86.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Logue        UK        1926-2011

 

Christopher Logue

was dubbed

the "Alexander Pope of his day"

by AN Wilson and was regarded

one of the country's leading poets.

 

Although a master

of the short and pithy political poem,

his major work was the retelling

of Homer's epic, the Iliad.

 

Logue's version

was published

in a number of small books

including War Music

which won the international

Griffin Poetry Prize in 2002,

and Cold Calls which won

the 2006 Whitbread Poetry Award.

 

Logue spent

over 45 years on the project

while writing plays

for the screen and the theatre,

translating Brecht,

and editing Pseuds' Corner

in the satirical magazine

Private Eye.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/dec/03/poet-christopher-logue-dies

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/christopher-logue

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/03/christopher-logue

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/dec/03/poet-christopher-logue-dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelagh Delaney        USA        1939-2011

 

Shelagh Delaney was 18

when she wrote

A Taste of Honey,

one of the defining plays

of the 1950s working-class

and feminist cultural

movements.

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2011/nov/21/shelagh-delaney

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/25/arts/shelagh-delaney-playwright-dies-at-72.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer        USA        1940-2011

 

novelist with a gift

for evoking complex characters

in the grip of extreme

psychological stress

and physical suffering,

notably in

“The Madness

of a Seduced Woman”

and the Vietnam War novel

“Buffalo Afternoon”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/books/susan-fromberg-schaeffer-novelist-dies-at-71.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/
books/susan-fromberg-schaeffer-novelist-dies-at-71.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Menashe Weisberg        USA        1925-2011

 

Greenwich Village poet

whose jewel-like,

gnomic short verse

won him

an ardent following in Britain

and belated recognition

in the United States

when the Poetry Foundation

gave him its first

Neglected Masters Award

in 2004

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/arts/samuel-menashe-new-york-poet-dies-at-85.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/
arts/samuel-menashe-new-york-poet-dies-at-85.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Doric Wilson        USA        1939-2011

 

playwright

whose satirical,

wisecracking works

are considered bricks

in the foundations

of the Off Off Broadway

and gay theater

movements

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/arts/doric-wilson-72-playwright-in-gay-theater-dies.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/
arts/doric-wilson-72-playwright-in-gay-theater-dies.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Coffin Carlisle        USA        1926-2011

 

His broad literary career

included supporting

oppressed writers,

editing Camus,

helping translate

and publish Solzhenitsyn,

and writing a novel

that mused

about cannibalism

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/books/henry-carlisle-supporter-of-oppressed-writers-dies-at-84.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/
books/henry-carlisle-supporter-of-oppressed-writers-dies-at-84.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Samuel Wimmer        USA        1936-2011

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/
arts/dick-wimmer-74-irish-wine-author-is-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Violi        USA        1944-2011

 

poet with an easy,

conversational style

and satiric bent

who reworked arcane

historical verse forms

and invented his own

in poems that mimicked

glossaries,

errata slips,

travel brochures

and cover letters

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/16/books/paul-violi-poet-dies-at-66.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/16/books/paul-violi-poet-dies-at-66.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating        USA        1926- 2011

 

The crime writer

Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating

was more than happy

to be known simply as Harry,

although publishers

always billed him

as HRF Keating.

 

Over half a century,

he published

roughly 50 novels.

 

More than two dozen

of these featured

his best-known hero,

the unassuming

Indian policeman

Inspector Ganesh Ghote,

who also appeared

in short stories,

and television

and film adaptations

of Keating's books.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/mar/28/
hrf-keating-obituary

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/mar/28/
hrf-keating-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lanford Eugene Wilson        USA        1937-2011

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning

playwright whose work

— earthy, realist,

greatly admired,

widely performed —

centered on the sheer

ordinariness of marginality

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/theater/lanford-wilson-pulitzer-prize-winning-playwright-dies-at-73.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/
theater/lanford-wilson-pulitzer-prize-winning-playwright-dies-at-73.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irving Ned Landesman        USA        1919-2011

 

writer and editor

whose journal Neurotica

analyzed the anxieties

of postwar America

and whose Broadway musical,

“The Nervous Set,”

has been called the first (and only)

Beat musical

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/arts/27landesman.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/arts/27landesman.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Jacques        1939-2011

 

“Redwall”

was published in 1986.

 

It became

the first installment

in what is now

a best-selling 21-volume

children’s fantasy series.

 

Set at the pastoral

Redwall Abbey

in the misty English past,

the books are written

for children 8 and up.

 

They center

on the triumph of good over evil

— specifically

the hard-won victories

of the abbey’s resident mice,

badgers and squirrels

over the marauding rats,

weasels and stoats

that perennially threaten

their peaceable kingdom.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/arts/09jacques.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/arts/09jacques.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Reynolds Price        USA        1933-2011

 

his novels and stories

about ordinary people

in rural North Carolina

struggling to find their place

in the world established him

as one of the most important voices

in modern Southern fiction

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/books/21price.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/arts/21pricebox.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Nicholas Gores        USA        1931-2011

 

crime writer whose spare,

chiseled sentences

and deadpan dialogue

put him squarely

in the Dashiell Hammett tradition

and persuaded

Hammett’s daughter

to let him write a follow-up

to “The Maltese Falcon”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/arts/14gores.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/
arts/14gores.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dick King-Smith        USA        1922-2011

 

He published

more than 100 books

— mostly about animals

and often about pigs,

his favorites —

which have sold more than

15 million copies worldwide.

 

The movie “Babe,”

based on his story about a pig

that behaves like a sheepdog,

made his books a global hit.

 

“The Sheep-Pig” was retitled

“Babe: The Gallant Pig”

for the American market.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/books/08smith.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/
books/08smith.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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