Posted on November 19, 2020 at 11:29 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The literary world has recorded two new deaths.

George Cockcroft, who wrote the cult classic The Dice Man under the pseudonym Luke Rhinehart, died November 6 at age eighty-seven, reports the Guardian.

Cockcroft wrote eleven books but was best known for the so-called autobiography of a psychiatrist who rolls a dice before making any decision.

The real-life man announced the death of the pseudonym back in 2012, leading some to assume both had passed away.

Read more about Cockcroft in the Guardian’s obituary.

Jill Paton Walsh, whose Knowledge of Angels may have been the first self-published book on the Booker Prize shortlist, has also died, reports the New York Times.

Walsh, who passed away October 18, was eighty-three.

Her works spanned a variety of genres, from the YA works Fireweed and Goldengrove to several Lord Peter Wimsey detective stories and the Booker-shortlisted medieval fable for adults.

Learn more about Walsh in the NY Times’s obituary.

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