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  • Obituary: Helene Green

    Helene Green, v-p, business information and data operations at Simon & Schuster, died June 10 after a long illness.

  • Obituary: Eric Hill

    Eric Hill, author of "Where's Spot?," died on June 6 at age 86.

  • Obituary: Frances Foster

    Frances Foster, editor of numerous award-winning authors and illustrators, died on Sunday, June 8.

  • Obituary: Publisher Colin Jones, 76

    Scholarly and academic publisher Colin Jones passed away on March 1, after a bout with Alzheimer's Disease. He was 76.

  • 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.

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