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  • Authors Guild's Paul Aiken Dead at Age 56

    Paul Aiken, the former long-time executive director of the Authors Guild, died Friday January 29, one day shy of his 57th birthday.

  • Obituary: Skip Skwarek

    Skip Skwarek, whose long tenure at Dial Books for Young Readers included roles as managing editor and associate publisher, died of pneumonia on January 15. He was 70.

  • Obituary: Andrea Cheng

    Children's book author and educator Andrea Cheng, whose books often focused on intercultural and intergenerational relationships, died on December 26 following a long illness. She was 58.

  • Obituary: Arthur Thornhill, Jr.

    Former CEO of Little, Brown and Company, Arthur H. Thornhill, Jr., died on December 17. He was 91.

  • Obituary: Mark Dressler

    An industry consultant who created educational programming for both Book Expo America and the Frankfurt Book Fair, Dressler died on December 23, after a battle with cancer. He was 55.

  • Obituary: Charles F. Harris

    The founder of Amistad Press, and a pioneering African American book publishing executive, died December 16 in New York City. He was 81.

  • Obituary: Peter Dickinson

    British author and poet Peter Dickinson, who won back-to-back Carnegie Medals in the U.K., died on December 16, his 88th birthday.

  • Obituary: Penguin Exec Carl L. Jolley

    Carl L. Jolley, a longtime Penguin Group (USA) distribution executive who retired in 2009 as v-p, corporate director, distribution, passed away on Monday, December 14, at his home in Pennsylvania. He was 70.

  • Obituary: Alix Nelson-Frick

    Alix Nelson-Frick, author and former CEO of the book-focused advertising firm Franklin Spier, died November 12. She was 77.

  • Obituary: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

    Weschcke, who has owned one of the world's oldest spirituality publishers, Llewellyn Worldwide, since 1961, died on Saturday. He was 85.

  • Obituary: Rena Wolner

    Rena Wolner, the only woman to be named president and publisher of three major mass market publishing houses, died of lung cancer November 7. She was 70.

  • Obituary: Dan Poynter

    Dan Poynter, author, founder of Para Publishing, publishing consultant, parachute-designer and self-publishing pioneer, died November 3 after a long illness. He was 77.

  • Obituary: Gerald Gross, 94

    Gerald Gross, a top publishing executive at several major houses from 1946-1975, died in his home in the Baltimore area on October 14. He was 94.

  • Obituary: Robert 'Bob' Gray

    Bob Gray, publisher of Central Recovery Press, 57, died on October 15, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a long illness.

  • Obituary: Vera B. Williams

    Vera B. Williams, noted children’s book author and illustrator, artist, educator, and social activist, died on October 16, 2015. She was 88.

  • Obituary: Tarcher Books Founder Jeremy Tarcher

    Jeremy Tarcher, the founder of the publishing company Tarcher Books (now part of the Tarcher Perigee imprint of Penguin Random House), died September 20.

  • Obituary: Frank Urbanowski, Former Director of MIT Press, Dies

    The former MIT Press director who pioneered the strategy of focused disciplinary specialization, created the first university press website, and published the first interactive e-book died late last week.

  • Jackie Collins Dies at 77

    Collins, the mega-bestselling author of Hollywood novels, died on September 19 at the age of 77.

  • Obituary: Liz Perle, 59

    Perle, who served as publisher of William Morrow, among other top level positions across publishing houses, died August 20 at the age of 59, after living with breast cancer for more than eight years.

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