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  • Obituary: Jeanie Guman

    Jeanie Guman, sales director at Disney Book Group, died on November 12 from complications due to a long struggle with leukemia.

  • Obituary: Larry Sloan, 89

    Book publisher Larry Sloan, best known for the “non-book” and humor titles from Price Stern Sloan, the press he co-founded with comedy writers Leonard Stern and Roger Price in 1953, died in Los Angeles on October 14. He was 89.

  • Obituary: Nina Bawden

    British author Nina Bawden, best known for the children’s novel Carrie's War, died on August 22 at her home in London. She was 87.

  • Obituary: Jean Merrill

    Jean Merrill, the children’s author best known for her 1964 title The Pushcart War, died from cancer on August 2 at her home in Randolph, Vt., at age 87.

  • Obituary: Remy Charlip

    Children's author and illustrator, dancer, actor and multi-talented artist Remy Charlip died on August 14. He was 83.

  • Gore Vidal: 1925-2012

    Gore Vidal, one of the country's most celebrated post-war writers, died at home in Los Angeles on Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 86. Here, in memory of the great man of letters, is PW's archival coverage of Vidal and his books.

  • Obituary: Sally Ride

    Sally Ride, the esteemed scientist, professor, and author best known as the first U.S. woman sent into outer space, died of pancreatic cancer on July 23. She was 61. Ride co-authored seven books for children.

  • Obituary: Margaret Mahy

    Award-winning New Zealand author Margaret Mahy died July 23 in Christchurch following a brief illness. She was 76. Mahy won the Carnegie Medal for her first two novels, The Haunting and The Changeover, and she was presented the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006.

  • Obituary: Donald J. Sobol

    Donald J. Sobol, creator of the popular Encyclopedia Brown mystery series as well as numerous titles for young adults, died on July 11. He was 87.

  • Obituary: Else Holmelund Minarik

    Else Holmelund Minarik, the acclaimed children’s book author best known for her Little Bear books for early readers, died on July 12 at her home in Sunset Beach, N.C., of complications from a recent heart attack. She was 91.

  • Obituary: Rosa Guy

    Esteemed children's book author Rosa Guy died on Sunday, June 3, of cancer, at her New York City home. She was 89.

  • Obituary: Ellen Levine

    Noted author Ellen Levine, whose books for young people were born of a love for teaching and her active espousal of social justice, died on May 26 of lung cancer. She was 73.

  • Obituary: Peter D. Sieruta

    Peter D. Sieruta, author, reviewer, and respected voice behind the blog Collecting Children's Books, died suddenly at his Michigan home on May 25, after suffering complications from a fall. He was 53.

  • Illustrator Leo Dillon Dies at 79

    Renowned illustrator and artist Leo Dillon died on May 26 from “complications of a sudden illness requiring lung surgery,” according to Bonnie Verburg, his longtime editor at Scholastic's Blue Sky Press imprint. Dillon was 79. With his wife and collaborator Diane, he illustrated over 40 children’s books spanning a career of more than 50 years.

  • Maurice Sendak Remembered

    Friends, including Jules Feiffer, Chris Van Allsburg, Roger Straus III, and Iona Opie, pay tribute to the legendary author and illustrator, who died on May 8.

  • Oh, The Places We Went: My Travels with Jean

    Jean Craighead George, author of more than 100 books – including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves – died on May 15 at the age of 92. Wendell Minor pays tribute to his friend and longtime collaborator.

  • Obituary: Jean Craighead George

    Distinguished children's book author and noted naturalist Jean Craighead George died on May 15. She was 92. Best known for the Newbery-winning novel Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor title My Side of the Mountain, George penned more than 100 books for young people.

  • Maurice Sendak: An Appreciation

    Historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus remembers Maurice Sendak, who

  • Former 'PW' News Editor Madalynne Reuter Dead at 90

    Madalynne Reuter, former longtime news editor of Publishers Weekly, fiction writer, and mother, died May 3 at the Amsterdam House nursing home in Manhattan. She was 90.

  • Obituary: Maurice Sendak Dead at 83

    Legendary author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died in Connecticut on Tuesday, May 8, following a stroke. He was 83.

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