Posted on 02/24/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of Iran's bestselling novelists has died. Iraj Pezeshkzad died January 12 at age ninety-four, reports the New York Times....

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Posted on 02/21/2022 at 01:57 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jan Pieńkowski, who wrote or illustrated over 140 children’s books, has died at the age of eighty-five. He was best...

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Posted on 02/16/2022 at 12:39 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author and satirist P.J. O’Rourke has died at age seventy-four. O'Rourke, who was known for his conservative and libertarian commentary,...

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Posted on 01/17/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Award-winning children's author Steve Jenkins has died. Jenkins passed away December 26 at the age of sixty-nine, according to the...

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Posted on 01/03/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This should be our final glance back at 2021: a roundup of literary deaths from the year. The collection from...

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Posted on 12/27/2021 at 07:58 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Our holiday travels took us out of the office early, so we didn’t have a chance to share news of...

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Posted on 12/15/2021 at 01:34 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author, educator, and activist bell hooks has died. Her family confirmed her death today at age sixty-nine in a statement,...

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Posted on 12/14/2021 at 11:44 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Novelist Anne Rice, well-known for her gothic novels including Interview with the Vampire, died over the weekend. For those who...

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Posted on 11/24/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Robert Bly, whose influence was felt in his chosen art form of poetry and beyond, has died. His friend and...

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Posted on 11/19/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The prolific and bestselling author Wilbur Smith has died at the age of eighty-eight. Smith, who died November 13, wrote...

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