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  • 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.

  • Obituary: Joyce Carol Thomas

    Award-winning author, poet, and playwright Joyce Carol Thomas, whose works largely focused on family and the African-American experience, died on August 13. She was 79.

  • Obituary: Veronica Randall, Ten Speed Press Editor

    Randall, who retired from Ten Speed in 2009 after 19 years with the company, died on August 12. She was 61.

  • Obituary: Bob Hugo, Spirit of '76 Bookstore Founder

    Hugo, founder of four Massachusetts bookstores under the HugoBooks umbrella, died on July 27 of heart complications. He was 72.

  • Obituary: James L. Mairs, Longtime Norton Editor

    James L. Mairs, an editor at W. W. Norton & Company since August 1963, died of heart failure on July 26. He was 77.

  • Obituary: Former Wiley CEO, Steve Smith

    Smith, the former president and CEO of John Wiley and Sons, died on July 10 following a long illness. He was 61.

  • Author, Executive Martin Levin Dies at Age 97

    Martin Levin, whose many industry roles included publishing executive, mergers and acquisitions guru, and author, died July 25. He was 97.

  • Obituary: Alan Rutsky

    Alan Rutsky, CFO of Rizzoli International Publications, died on June 28. He was 67.

  • Obituary: Michael McCurdy

    Illustrator, printer, and publisher Michael McCurdy died on May 28 in Springfield, Mass. He was 74.

  • From the Archives: Our Obituary of Blanche Wolf Knopf

    From our archives, our obituary of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. co-founder and longtime president Blanche Wolf Knopf, who died on June 4, 1966.

  • Obituary: Lois Duncan

    Lois Duncan, author of more than 50 books for children and teens including 'Killing Mr. Griffin' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer,' died on June 15. She was 82.

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