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  • Obituary: Publisher Oscar Dystel, 101

    Oscar Dystel, an early pioneer of mass market paperbacks and one-time CEO of Bantam Books, passed away at the age of 101.

  • Remembering Literary Agent Deborah Rogers

    The book world has been stunned by the sudden death of Deborah Rogers, co-founder of Roger, Coleridge & White, and a woman who was midwife to some of contemporary fiction’s most significant authors.

  • Obituary: Barb Burg, 50

    Barb Burg, who started her career in publicity in 1986 at Bantam Books and rose to become senior v-p and director of publicity and public relations for Bantam Doubleday Dell, died April 29. She was 50.

  • Obituary: Literary Agent Lois Wallace, 73

    In the forty years since she founded the Wallace Literary Agency, she has represented authors like William F. Buckley, Joan Didion, and Don DeLillo.

  • Memorial Held for CBSD's Tom Oaks

    A memorial service for Consortium Book Sales & Distribution publishers' services coordinator Tom Oaks, 60, was held in suburban St. Paul, Minn. on Sunday, with 300 friends, family, and colleagues present.

  • Obituary: Abrams's Erica Kochman Warshal, 31

    Erica Kochman Warshal, director of national accounts at Abrams, passed away suddenly on March 31.

  • Obituary: Running Press Cofounder Lawrence Teacher, 72

    Teacher, who cofounded Running Press in 1972, died at his home in Philadelphia on March 25.

  • Obituary: Author and Editor Donald Michael Kraig, 63

    Kraig is perhaps best known as the author of "Modern Magick," published in 1988.

  • Obituary: Bookseller Demetria Togeas

    The manager of Vroman’s Hastings Ranch store since 2002 passed away March 14 after a long battle with cancer.

  • Obituary: Walter E. Freese, Jr, 85

    Walter Freese, former executive at Doubleday Publishing, died February 21 on Shelter Island, N.Y., four days shy of his 86th birthday.

  • Obituary: Agent Rosalind Paige Cole, 88

    Her high-profile client roster included Andy Warhol and Errol Flynn.

  • Obituary: RH Audio's Cynthia Cowen, 79

    Cynthia Cowen, manager of production and digital distribution at the Random House Audio Publishing Group, passed away on January 30.

  • Notable Deaths of 2013

    The deaths of individuals who have contributed to the 20th and 21st century literary landscapes provide an opportunity: to reflect on lives lived in the service of ideas, stories, and free expression. Here, PW honors the authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals who left us in 2013; their enduring words and works will serve as their epitaphs.

  • Obituary: Poet, Radical Black Activist Amiri Baraka, Dead at 79

    Amiri Baraka, a seminal poet, playwright, novelist, Jazz critic and essayist, died January 9, 2014 in Newark N.J. after six decades as a controversial and protean American literary figure. He was 79 years old.

  • Obituary: Tom Rosenthal

    Tom Rosenthal, publisher at Heinemann/Secker and Andre Deutsch, has died aged 78 following a long battle with cancer.

  • YA Author Ned Vizzini Dies at 32

    Ned Vizzini, a multi-talented writer celebrated for his young adult novels and television work, died on Thursday, December 19, in New York City, at the age of 32.

  • Obituary: George Rodrigue

    The author of more than twelve books, Rodrigue documented life in Louisiana through his paintings of the Cajun people, and was perhaps best known for his signature "Blue Dog" image.

  • Obituary: Richard Gallen

    Longtime publishing attorney and investor Richard Gallen died on December 3,of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 80.

  • In Defense of André Schiffrin

    Publisher André Schiffrin died Dec. 1 at age 78.

  • Obituary: Bookseller Richard L. Brower, 83

    After retiring from Irving Trust Company in Manhattan as a commercial loan officer in 1989, Brower worked with his wife and daughter at the bookstore, which closed in the summer, for over 20 years.

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