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Celebrity Deaths in Literature

  • Sergio Pitol, 85 (1933 - 2018)

    Sergio Pitol

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sergio Pitol, the celebrated Mexican author, essayist and translator and winner of the most prestigious award for literature in the Spanish-speaking world, died Thursday. He was 85. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Anita Shreve, 71 (2018)

    Anita Shreve

    Anita Shreve, the best-selling novelist who explored how women responded to crises past and present in her native New England in favorites such as "The Pilot's Wife," ''Testimony" and "The Weight of Water," has died, according to the Associated Press. She was 71. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Emily Nasrallah, 87 (2018)

    Emily  Nasrallah

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese author and feminist Emily Nasrallah has died following a struggle with cancer. She was 87. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Penny Vincenzi, 78 (1939 - 2018)

    Penny Vincenzi

    LONDON (AP) — British writer Penny Vincenzi, whose stories of romance, rivalry and family secrets topped best-seller lists, has died. She was 78. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Jack Ketchum, 71 (1946 - 2018)

    Jack Ketchum

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Ketchum, a prize-winning horror and screenplay writer known for such fiction as "The Box" and the controversial "Off Season" and once labeled by Stephen King as likely the scariest writer in America, has died. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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