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  • Blue Rider Mourns Death of Hastings

    Blue Rider Press president and publisher David Rosenthal called the death of journalist and author Michael Hastings in a traffic accident Tuesday a heartbreaking event that “cuts short a life dedicated to speaking truth to power.”

  • John A. Ware Memorial Set

    A gathering to celebrate the life of John A. Ware will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Cornell Club, 6 E. 44th Street, New York, N.Y.

  • Bernard Waber, 1921-2013

    Bernard Waber, creator of much-loved picture books about Lyle the crocodile and other anthropomorphic animals, died on May 16 after a long illness. He was 91.

  • Obituary: Milane Christiansen, 70

    Milane Christiansen, who founded and ran the Book Works in Del Mar, Calif. for 30 years,died April 21 from complications of ALS.

  • Obituary: Ellen V. LiBretto

    Ellen V. LiBretto, 66, passed away Saturday, May 4, after a brief illness. She held managerial positions in New York City public libraries, coordinating Young Adult services, training librarians working with teens, and coordinating adult materials.

  • Gregory Rogers, 1957-2013

    Australian author and illustrator Gregory Rogers died of stomach cancer in Brisbane on May 1. He was 55.

  • Obituary: John A. Ware

    John A. Ware, president of John A. Ware Literary Agency, died April 27 at age 71. He launched his literary agency in 1978 after working as an agent at Curtis Brown, preceded by eight years as an editor at Doubleday, where he was first to publish Tracy Kidder.

  • MacAdam Cage Founder David Poindexter Dies

    David Poindexter, founder of the San Francisco independent publishing house MacAdam Cage, died Monday after a bout with cancer.

  • Fredrick L. McKissack, 1939–2013

    Fredrick L. McKissack, who with his wife and partner Patricia created more than 100 books illuminating aspects of the African-American experience, died of heart failure on April 28.

  • Obituary: Greg Euson

    Greg Euson, who worked in publishing for almost 40 years at Random House, Houghton Mifflin, NTC Contemporary and McGraw-Hill, died last week at 61.

  • E.L. Konigsburg, 1930–2013

    Esteemed children's author E.L. Konigsburg, a two-time winner of the Newbery Medal, died on Friday at age 83.

  • Memorial Service Set for Ash Green

    A memorial service for longtime Knopf vice president and senior editor Ash Green will be held in New York at Cooper Union on Thursday, April 25 at 5:00 pm in the Great Hall.

  • Obituary: Melvin Weiner

    Melvin Weiner, sales manager at Sellers Publishing since 1994, died on April 8 at the age of 63.

  • Obituary: Marilyn Abel Dies at 74

    The longtime executive director of the Educational Book and Media Association, died on April 5 following a brief illness. She was 74 years old.

  • Peter Workman Dies at Age 74

    Peter Workman, who founded Workman Publishing in 1967 as a book packager and turned it into one of the country’s most successful independent publishers, died April 7 after a battle with cancer. He was 74.

  • Obituary: David Naylor

    An architectural historian, author of numerous books, and a consultant on America’s grand picture palaces, David Naylor died February 22 in Del Ray Beach, Florida, at age 57.

  • Obituary: Truman 'Mac' Talley

    Truman "Mac" Talley died on March 15 at the age of 88. Talley established his own imprint, Truman Talley Books, in 1980.

  • Obituary: Lothar Simon

    Lothar Simon, whose long publishing career included ownership of Sheridan House, died March 12 at the age of 74.

  • Obituary: Paul Orange

    Paul Orange, senior sales representative for Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. passed away on Sunday, February 17.

  • Obituary: Mark Linz

    Werner Mark Linz, founder of Continuum and director of American University in Cairo Press for more than 25 years, died February 9. Linz also held positions with McGraw-Hill and Seabury Press.

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