The Paper Chase author John Jay Osborn, Jr., 77, died on October 19 of squamous cell cancer. The book was adapted into a film starring John Houseman, who won an Academy Award, and a TV show. Osborn wrote four other novels, as well as film and TV scripts, and taught in law schools. Literary agent Lucianne Goldberg died on October 26 at age 87. Goldberg was an author and ghost writer, but became best-known for suggesting that Linda Tripp record her conversations with Monica Lewinsky. As an agent, Goldberg represented celebrity biographer Kitty Kelley and detective in the O.J. Simpson case […]
Archives for October 2022
The Kirkus Prizes were announced last night, with the winners receiving $50,000 each.
At Algonquin, Marisol Salaman will join as publicity manager on Oct. 31. She was previously at Portfolio and Sentinel.
Longtime Kansas City independent bookstore Rainy Day Books will be sold to a local ownership group, with the deal expected to close in November. Some of the owners of Made in KC, a quickly-growing group of retail shops, have paired with a group of investors and bookstore customers known as Friends of Rainy Day Books, forming a consortium of at least 16 people financing the purchase. Made in KC co-owner Tyler Enders indicates “there are likely to be slight tweaks in the future, including the possibility of adding more locations. ‘We do want to bring more people into the shop, […]
Mike Davis, 76, MacArthur fellow and author of books including City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear, died at his home in San Diego on October 25.