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  • Colleen McCullough , 77 (1937 - 2015)

    Colleen  McCullough

    The Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. McCullough died Thursday in a hospital on remote Norfolk Island, HarperCollins Australia publishing director Shona Martyn said in a statement. McCullough had continued producing books despite a...

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  • John Bayley, 89 (1925 - 2015)

    John Bayley

    The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Author John Bayley, known for his moving memoir of life with his late wife Iris Murdoch, has died of a heart ailment. He was 89.His editor Robert Weil said Wednesday that Bayley died Jan. 12 at his home on the Canary Islands.Weil called Bayley "one of the most special human beings I have worked with."Bayley's "Elegy for Iris" chronicled his wife's descent into...

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  • Helen Eustis, 98 (1916 - 2015)

    Helen Eustis

    The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Eustis, an Edgar Award-winning mystery writer who later translated works by Georges Simenon and other European authors, has died. She was 98. Eustis' son, Adam Fisher, said Thursday that she died Jan. 11 at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City of natural causes. Eustis' "The Horizontal Man" was a crime story about a murdered English...

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  • Robert Stone, 77 (1937 - 2015)

    Robert Stone

    By HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Robert Stone, the award-winning novelist who spun out tales worldwide of seekers, frauds and other misbegotten American dreamers in such works as "A Flag for Sunrise" and "Dog Soldiers," died Saturday at age 77.Stone died at his home in Key West, Florida, his literary agent, Neil Olson, told The Associated Press. The cause was chronic...

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  • Tadeusz Konwicki, 88 (1926 - 2015)

    Tadeusz  Konwicki

    The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tadeusz Konwicki, a prominent Polish writer and filmmaker whose works during the communist era lampooned the authoritarian Soviet-imposed system, has died. He was 88.Konwicki is best known for his novels "A Minor Apocalypse," a satire of life in a totalitarian state, and "The Polish Complex," a polemic on a national historical condition tragically...

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