Posted on July 8, 2023 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Guardian has just shared two different pieces about — or in — the words of writers who passed away.

The earlier and shorter one is about a letter that John le Carré (who died December 12, 2020) sent to his son Tim Cornwell (who died May 31, 2022).

Cornwell had served as editor of a volume of his late father's papers — published as A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carré — and his widow reflects in the Guardian about the men's relationship and how it was demonstrated through their letters.

The other piece from the Guardian comes directly from the author herself.

Victoria Amelina, a Ukrainian novelist and war crimes researcher, died July 1 after being wounded in a Russian missile strike on her country.

Amelina's essay on the meaning of home, for a Ukrainian born before the Iron Curtain fell, is up in the Guardian for anyone seeking a long, deep read.

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