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  • Obituary: James Brannigan, 54

    James Brannigan, a well-known executive in the audiobook industry and former president of the Audio Publishers Association, passed away on June 29 after a brief illness.

  • Obituary: William D. Farley (1931-2015)

    The founder of Seattle Mystery Bookshop in Seattle, Wash., died on Sunday, June 28, just days before the bookstore will celebrate its 25th anniversary on July 1. He was 83.

  • Obituary: Avin Mark Domnitz (1944-2015)

    Former American Booksellers Association CEO Avin Domnitz died of cancer on June 27. During his tenure he advanced the cause of independent booksellers, creating Book Sense (now IndieBound) and Winter Institute.

  • Obituary: Judith St. George

    Award-winning children's author Judith St. George, widely known for her many titles drawing on events and figures of American history, died in her home in Bloomfield, Conn., on June 10.

  • Margaret Richardson Obituary

    Red Wheel/Weiser sales manager Margaret (Meg) Richardson died on Friday, May 8, 2015, after a brief battle with cancer.

  • Obituary: Marcia Brown

    Author-illustrator Marcia Brown, the much-lauded recipient of three Caldecott Medals and six Caldecott Honors, among other accolades, died on April 28. She was 96.

  • Obituary: Courage Books Publisher Donald H. McGee, 76

    Donald H. McGee, former president and publisher of Courage Books, an imprint of Running Press passed away in Sarasota, Fla. on April 20.

  • Obituary: Jonathan Lanman

    Jonathan Lanman, longtime children's book editor and former v-p and editorial director at Atheneum Books for Young Readers, died on April 19. He was 62.

  • 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.

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