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  • Obituary: Dick Bruna

    Dutch children’s author-illustrator Dick Bruna, widely known for his iconic bunny character Miffy, died on February 16 at age 89. In all he created 124 books for children.

  • Jim Parker, Ingram Senior Executive V-P, Dies at 77

    James C. “Jim” Parker, a longtime Ingram Book Company employee who retired in 2002 as senior executive vice president, died of cancer on February 12 in Columbia, Tenn. He was 77.

  • Jonathan Matson, Agent, Dies at 67

    Jonathan Matson, president of the Harold Matson Company literary agency, died on January 31 of heart failure. He was 67.

  • Obituary: Paul Goble

    Caldecott-winning children’s author-illustrator Paul Goble, widely known for his picture books inspired by Native American culture and lore, died on January 5 at age 83.

  • Fred Kobrak, International Sales Exec, Dies at 88

    Fred Kobrak, a former president of Collier Macmillan International in London and well-traveled international sales executive, died on December 12.

  • Counterpoint Staffer Among Oakland Dead

    Nick Gomez-Hall, an administrative assistant at Counterpoint Press, has been confirmed dead in the wake of Friday night’s fire at the Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship. He was 25.

  • Obituary: George Turianski

    George Turianski, a senior production manager at Simon & Schuster, died suddenly on November 17. He was 53.

  • Obituary: Yumi Heo

    Yumi Heo, creator of more than 30 distinctive books for children, died on November 5 after a long battle with cancer.

  • Obituary: Natalie Babbitt

    Author and artist Natalie Babbitt, whose 1975 novel 'Tuck Everlasting' remains a lauded work of the modern children's literature canon, died of lung cancer on October 31. She was 84.

  • Obituary: Karsten Dietrich, Longtime Book Club Runner

    Karsten Dietrich, who ran the France Loisirs book club from 1973 until his retirement in 2009, died last week in Paris. He was 72.

  • Obituary: Darlene Delillo

    Darlene Delillo, global program manager at Simon & Schusters' Atria Books imprint, died October 25. She was 65.

  • Obituary: British Agent Carole Blake

    The U.K. Blake Friedmann agency has announced that Carole Blake, co-founder of the agency with her former husband Julian Friedmann, has died.

  • Obituary: Art Sesselberg, S&S Sales Manager

    Art Sesselberg, a special markets national accounts manager at Simon & Schuster, died on October 8 due to complications from pneumonia. He was 53.

  • Obituary: Barbara Seuling

    Children's book author and illustrator Barbara Seuling, a former editor also known for teaching about writing for young people, died September 12 in Lebanon, N.H. of complications from cancer. She was 79.

  • Obituary: Cecile Engel

    Cecile Engel, the co-founder and publisher of Delphinium Books and honorary board member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, died on September 6. She was 80.

  • Obituary: Anna Dewdney

    The children's author-illustrator, whose Llama Llama picture books are million-copy bestsellers, died on September 3 from brain cancer. She was 50.

  • Obituary: Brian Wildsmith

    British children's author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith, praised for his creative range of style and subject, died on August 31 in Grasse, France. He was 86.

  • Obituary: Nick Setka

    Long-time Bay Area bookseller Nick Setka, past president of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, died on August 26. The cause was cancer.

  • Obituary: Jack Lamplough

    Jack Lamplough, who served as director in the marketing and publicity departments at Tower Books, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, and Quirk Books, and Overlook Press, has died. He was 59.

  • Obituary: Morton Schindel

    Morton Schindel, founder of the Weston Woods Studios, a company lauded for its quality audiovisual adaptations of award-winning children’s books, died on August 20. He was 98.

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