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Bernard Waber, 88 (1924 - 2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Waber, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," has died. Waber died May 16 at his Long Island home after a long illness, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday. He was 91. Waber's "warmth, energy, artfulness, elegance, and abiding respect for children were...
E.L. Konigsburg, 83 (1930 - 2013)
The Associated PressFALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — E.L. Konigsburg, an author who twice won one of the top honors for children's literature, has died. She was 83.Her son Paul Konigsburg says the longtime Florida resident died Friday at a hospital in Falls Church, Va., where she'd been living for the past few years with another son. She had suffered a stroke a week before she died.She won the John...
Peter Workman (2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Peter Workman, the founder of a publishing company known for such best-sellers as "What to Expect When You're Expecting," died Sunday. He was 74.He died of cancer at his New York City home, said Selina Meere, spokeswoman for Workman Publishing Co.Workman was founder, president and CEO of one of the largest independent publishers of nonfiction trade books and...
Georges Corvington (1925 - 2013)
The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — In an April 3 obituary about Haitian historian Georges Corvington, The Associated Press misspelled his first name. A corrected version of the story is below: Haiti historian who chronicled capital dies at 88 Haitian historian Georges Corvington, who chronicled the country's capital, dies at age 88 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) —...
Robert V. Remini, 91 (1921 - 2013)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressRobert V. Remini, an award-winning scholar of Andrew Jackson and 19th century politics who viewed Washington firsthand in the 21st century when he became the official historian for the U.S. House of Representatives, has died. He was 91.Remini, who retired from the House in 2010, died March 28 at Evanston Hospital after suffering a stroke, the University of...
Anthony Lewis, 85 (1927 - 2013)
DENISE LAVOIE, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Two-time Pulitzer winner Anthony Lewis, whose New York Times column championed liberal causes for three decades, died Monday. He was 85. ...
Chinua Achebe, 82 (1930 - 2013)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The opening sentence was as simple, declarative and revolutionary as a line out of Hemingway: "Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine...
James Herbert, 69 (1943 - 2013)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — He was a "Grand Master" of horror and rats were one of his specialties.British horror writer James Herbert, whose best-selling spine-tinglers included "The Rats"...
Otfried Preussler, 89 (1923 - 2013)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Otfried Preussler, a bestselling German children's author who created "The Robber Hotzenplotz" and "The Little Witch" books, has died. He was 89.His publisher says...
Debbie Ford (1955 - 2013)
The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — The bestselling author of the self-help book "The Dark Side of the Light Chasers" has died in San Diego. Debbie Ford was 57.A family spokeswoman says Ford died...
Ceija Stojka, 79 (1933 - 2013)
GEORGE JAHN, The Associated PressVIENNA (AP) — Ceija Stojka survived three Nazi death camps and then found her life's work: Raising awareness of the Nazis' persecution of Roma — also known as...
Hans Massaquoi, 87 (1926 - 2013)
FREIDA FRISARO, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Hans Massaquoi, a former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote a memoir about his unusual childhood growing up black in Nazi Germany, has died...
Richard Ben Cramer, 62 (1950 - 2013)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Ben Cramer, a fearless and dedicated author and reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his journalism and wrote the classic presidential campaign...
Sol Yurick, 87 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A writer whose street gang novel "The Warriors" was adapted into a film of the same title that became a cult favorite has died. Sol Yurick was 87.His daughter,...
Claude-Anne Lopez (1920 - 2012)
The Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) — Author and scholar of Benjamin Franklin's papers Claude-Anne Lopez has died at age 92. Lopez started her studies of Franklin's papers at...
Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer (2012)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — A German refugee who wrote extensively about the rise and fall of the Nazi regime has died in Massachusetts. Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer was 96.Von Klemperer was...
Bryce Courtenay, 79 (1933 - 2012)
ROD McGUIRK, The Associated PressCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose first and final books drew on his tough early-life experiences in Africa, has died...
Boris Strugatsky, 79 (1933 - 2012)
The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — The prolific Russian science fiction writer Boris Strugatsky has died at age 79.His biographer, Boris Vishnevsky, reported the death on Ekho Moskvy radio, and...
David Oliver Relin, 49 (1962 - 2012)
JEFF BARNARD, The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — David Oliver Relin, co-author of the best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea," said in legal filings about a year before his recent...
Jack Gilbert, 87 (2012)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Jack Gilbert, a prize-winning poet known for his clear and subtle verse, has died at age 87.Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Gilbert died Tuesday in...
Valerie Eliot, 86 (1926 - 2012)
JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Valerie Eliot, the widow of T.S. Eliot and zealous guardian of the poet's literary legacy for almost half a century, has died. She was 86. In...
Ellen Douglas, 91 (1921 - 2012)
EEMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, The Associated Press JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Ellen Douglas, a Mississippi native whose novel "Apostles of Light" was a 1973 National Book Award nominee, died Wednesday...
Vasily Belov, 80 (1932 - 2012)
MOSCOW (AP) — Vasily Belov, a writer who paid homage to old rural Russia in his books, has died. He was 80. Belov's death late Tuesday was announced by the government of Vologda, the region...
Richard Nelson Current, 100 (2012 - 2012)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Richard Nelson Current, a prolific and award-winning Abraham Lincoln scholar who for decades was a leader in his field and helped shape a more...
Jacques Barzun (2012)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressJacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in his 90s with the...
Wendy Weil, 72 (2012)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Wendy Weil, a beloved literary agent known for her low-key but determined style and for an eclectic clientele of groundbreaking and best-selling...
Ashbel Green (1928 - 2012)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ashbel Green, a versatile and respected editor at Alfred A. Knopf who persuaded Gabriel Garcia Marquez to switch publishers, worked on Walter...
Nina Bawden, 87 (1925 - 2012)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British writer Nina Bawden, who wrote children's classics including the World War II story "Carrie's War," died Wednesday. She was 87.Her son, Robert Bawden, said...
Harry Harrison, 87 (1925 - 2012)
RAPHAEL SATTER, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — American author Harry Harrison, whose space-age spoofs delighted generations of science fiction fans, has died, a friend said Wednesday. He was...
David Rakoff, 47 (1964 - 2012)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — David Rakoff, an award-winning humorist whose cynical outlook on life and culture developed a loyal following of readers and radio listeners, has died after...