Irish scholar Thomas Cahill, 82, who wrote How the Irish Saved Civilization, which spent almost two years on the New York Times bestseller list, died on October 18 of a heart attack.
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 […]
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.
Carmen Callil, 84, founder of feminist imprint Virago Press, died of leukemia in London on Monday. Born in Australia, Callil founded the press in the UK in 1973, going on to publish Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou, Angela Carter, and more. The imprint was acquired by the Chatto, Bodley Head and Cape group in 1982, and […]
A memorial for book publisher Merloyd Lawrence, who died in June, will take place on Saturday October 22 at 2 PM at King’s Chapel in Boston. It will also be livestreamed.
British-Canadian crime novelist Peter Robinson, 72, has died. Robinson’s novels include In a Dry Season (2000), Playing with Fire (2005), Strange Affair (2006), and Piece of My Heart (2007). Jared Bland, outgoing publisher at McClelland & Stewart, who published Robinson’s work for over 20 years, said: “Peter Robinson was an incredibly gifted writer and a lovely […]