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  • Obituary: Erik Blegvad

    Acclaimed illustrator Erik Blegvad, whose artwork appeared in more than 100 children's books, several of them by his wife Lenore Blegvad (1926-2008), died on January 14 at the age of 90.

  • Obituary: Lila Perl

    Children's author Lila Perl, who earned warm praise and several awards in a career that produced more than 60 works of both fiction and nonfiction, has died. She was 92.

  • Obituary: Ann Jonas

    Ann Jonas, author and illustrator of numerous picture books, died in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on September 29 at the age of 81.

  • Tom Clancy is Dead

    Mega-selling author Tom Clancy died October 1, at age 66. The bestselling author’s career began with the publication of The Hunt for Red October, originally published by the Naval Institute Press before being acquired by Putnam.

  • The Life and Books of Albert Murray

    Albert Lee Murray, the essayist, cultural theorist, novelist and biographer, who died on August 18 at the age of ninety seven, spent the last five decades shadowboxing and counter-punching many racial and sociological clichés. Murray’s real weapons were his ebullient books, which included an expansive and impressive array of fiction, nonfiction and musicological analysis

  • Irish Nobel-Winning Poet Seamus Heaney Dies

    Seamus Heaney, the Irish poet who won the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature, died shortly after 7:30 am on Friday in Dublin. He was widely regarded as the most important Irish poet since W.B. Yeats.

  • Matthew Shear, SMP Publisher, Dies

    Matthew Shear, executive v-p and publisher of St. Martin’s Press since being promoted to that spot in 2010, died earlier this week.

  • Obituary: Marc Simont

    Children's book illustrator Marc Simont, whose signature fluid-lined works graced close to 100 books, died on July 13 at his home in Cornwall, Conn. He was 97.

  • Obituary: Barbara Robinson

    Author Barbara Robinson, who introduced the rambunctious Herdman family in her bestseller The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, died on July 9. She was 85.

  • Bestseller Vince Flynn Dead at 47

    After a long battle with prostate cancer, Vince Flynn died Wednesday morning. He was 47.

  • Obituary: Kim Thompson, 1956-2013

    Kim Thompson, co-publisher of Fantagraphics Books as well as a superlative editor and translator of comics, died June 19 of lung cancer at his home in Seattle. He was 57.

  • Blue Rider Mourns Death of Hastings

    Blue Rider Press president and publisher David Rosenthal called the death of journalist and author Michael Hastings in a traffic accident Tuesday a heartbreaking event that “cuts short a life dedicated to speaking truth to power.”

  • John A. Ware Memorial Set

    A gathering to celebrate the life of John A. Ware will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Cornell Club, 6 E. 44th Street, New York, N.Y.

  • Bernard Waber, 1921-2013

    Bernard Waber, creator of much-loved picture books about Lyle the crocodile and other anthropomorphic animals, died on May 16 after a long illness. He was 91.

  • Obituary: Milane Christiansen, 70

    Milane Christiansen, who founded and ran the Book Works in Del Mar, Calif. for 30 years,died April 21 from complications of ALS.

  • Obituary: Ellen V. LiBretto

    Ellen V. LiBretto, 66, passed away Saturday, May 4, after a brief illness. She held managerial positions in New York City public libraries, coordinating Young Adult services, training librarians working with teens, and coordinating adult materials.

  • Gregory Rogers, 1957-2013

    Australian author and illustrator Gregory Rogers died of stomach cancer in Brisbane on May 1. He was 55.

  • Obituary: John A. Ware

    John A. Ware, president of John A. Ware Literary Agency, died April 27 at age 71. He launched his literary agency in 1978 after working as an agent at Curtis Brown, preceded by eight years as an editor at Doubleday, where he was first to publish Tracy Kidder.

  • MacAdam Cage Founder David Poindexter Dies

    David Poindexter, founder of the San Francisco independent publishing house MacAdam Cage, died Monday after a bout with cancer.

  • Fredrick L. McKissack, 1939–2013

    Fredrick L. McKissack, who with his wife and partner Patricia created more than 100 books illuminating aspects of the African-American experience, died of heart failure on April 28.

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