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  • Twin Cities Bookseller Dan Odegard Dies

    Dan Odegard, who co-founded St. Paul's Odegard's Books in 1978, died of plasma cancer Tuesday. Odegard's was regarded as a Twin Cities literary icon until it closed in 1992. Odegard also served as director of trade publishing at Hazelden Publishing from 1995-1998.

  • Obituary: Doris Bass, 86

    Doris Bass, former director of marketing at Scholastic, died on March 30. She was 86.

  • Obituary: Ellen Conford

    Noted author Ellen Conford, largely known for her humorous and realistic YA fiction and middle grade novels, died Friday, March 20.

  • Obituary: Terry Pratchett

    Award-winning British fantasy author Terry Pratchett, creator of more than 70 books, including the long-running Discworld series, died on March 12 at his home following complications from a chest infection. He was 66.

  • Obituary: Roy McKie

    Illustrator and cartoonist Roy McKie, best known for his several children's book collaborations with Dr. Seuss, died on January 8 in New Holland, Pa. He was 93.

  • Obituary: Charlie Hart, Kensington General Manager, 62

    Charlie Hart, general manager at Kensington Publishing Corp., died suddenly on March 4 at the age of 62.

  • Obituary: Mal Peet

    Award-winning British author Mal Peet died Monday, March 2 following a brief illness. He was 67.

  • Obituary: Bernice Cullinan

    Noted professor, author, editor, and children's literacy advocate Bernice "Bee" Cullinan died on February 5. She was 88.

  • Philip Levine, Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Dies at 87

    Philip Levine, poet of the American working class and U.S. Poet Laureate from 2011-2012, died on Saturday at his home in Fresno, Calif.

  • George McHugh Nicholson, 1937–2015

    The esteemed literary agent and innovative publishing executive died February 3 in New York City. He was 77.

  • Obituary: Former Norton Executive Victor Schmalzer, 73

    Schmalzer, who served at Norton from 1974 to 2000, most recently as chief financial officer, died on January 12.

  • Obituary: Reviewer and Editor, Ruth Coughlin, 71

    Ruth Bridget Coughlin, former book editor at the 'Detroit News,' passed away on December 25 in Dover, N.J.

  • Obituary: Robert San Souci, 68

    Children’s book author Robert San Souci, known for his retellings of folktales and myths, died suddenly on December 19 at his San Francisco home. He was 68.

  • Benay Founder Neil Charles Reshen Dies, 75

    Neil Charles Reshen, an accountant and business manager who represented such entertainers as Willie Nelson and Miles Davis before founding the publishing management firm Benay Enterprises, died December 6 in the Bronx.

  • Obituary: Publishing Exec Donald W. Jones, 92

    In 1996, the Association of American Publishers awarded Jones a lifetime achievement award for his work in the higher education publishing field.

  • Obituary: Publishing Exec Pam Byers, 67

    Pam McLucas Byers, a veteran publishing executive on both coasts, died on October 27 after a long illness.

  • Coffee House Founding Publisher Allan Kornblum Dies

    Coffee House founding publisher Allan Kornblum died at his home in St. Paul, Minn., on Sunday morning of complications from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

  • Obituary: Former Rowman & Littlefield Publisher Marcus Boggs, 66

    Marcus Boggs, former editorial director and publisher at Rowman & Littlefield, passed away on November 1 at his home in The Sea Ranch, Calif.

  • Andre Schiffrin Remembered

    An important chapter in the history of American publishing was recalled, last night, at the memorial for Andre Schiffrin, in New York City.

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