Posted on March 28, 2024 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary deaths that either occurred recently or popped into the news recently:

Daniel Kahneman, the psychologist who wrote the 2011 bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow, died March 27 at the age of ninety.

His research on how our psychology can interfere with rational thinking also earned him a Nobel Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (NPR).

Kate Banks, a children's and YA author whose work often confronted fear and grief, died February 24 at the age of sixty-four.

Her fifty-plus books, including Alphabet Soup, And If the Moon Could Talk, and Howie Bowles, Secret Agent, won multiple awards (The New York Times).

Marjorie Perloff, a leading scholar of contemporary poetry, died March 24 at age ninety-two. 

Her public profile gained attention with the publication of Frank O’Hara: Poet Among Painters, which also garnered more critical acclaim for the subject himself (The New York Times).

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