Posted on 01/13/2020 at 11:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Several literary obituaries have popped up in our newsfeed recently ...

Chukwuemeka Ike, described as one of Nigeria’s most-read novelists, died January 9, according to the Sahara Reporters. He was eighty-eight.

Ike’s works include Toads for Supper, The Naked Gods, The Potter’s Wheel, and many more.

Read more about Ike in his obituary.

Alasdair Gray, described by the Guardian as “the father figure of the renaissance in Scottish literature and art,” died December 29 at age eighty-five.

He is best known for his novel Lanark, which wove together autobiography, science fiction, and graphic design.

Read more about Gray in the Guardian.

John Rothchild, whose nonfiction ranged from Florida, personal finances, and mountaineering, died December 27 at age seventy-four. 

Among his most famous works are the investment guides A Fool and His Money and One Up on Wall Street (the latter of which was co-authored with Peter Lynch).

Read more about Rothchild in the Miami Herald.

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