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  • Obituary: Author and Editor Donald Michael Kraig, 63

    Kraig is perhaps best known as the author of "Modern Magick," published in 1988.

  • Obituary: Bookseller Demetria Togeas

    The manager of Vroman’s Hastings Ranch store since 2002 passed away March 14 after a long battle with cancer.

  • Obituary: Walter E. Freese, Jr, 85

    Walter Freese, former executive at Doubleday Publishing, died February 21 on Shelter Island, N.Y., four days shy of his 86th birthday.

  • Obituary: Agent Rosalind Paige Cole, 88

    Her high-profile client roster included Andy Warhol and Errol Flynn.

  • Obituary: RH Audio's Cynthia Cowen, 79

    Cynthia Cowen, manager of production and digital distribution at the Random House Audio Publishing Group, passed away on January 30.

  • Notable Deaths of 2013

    The deaths of individuals who have contributed to the 20th and 21st century literary landscapes provide an opportunity: to reflect on lives lived in the service of ideas, stories, and free expression. Here, PW honors the authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals who left us in 2013; their enduring words and works will serve as their epitaphs.

  • Obituary: Poet, Radical Black Activist Amiri Baraka, Dead at 79

    Amiri Baraka, a seminal poet, playwright, novelist, Jazz critic and essayist, died January 9, 2014 in Newark N.J. after six decades as a controversial and protean American literary figure. He was 79 years old.

  • Obituary: Tom Rosenthal

    Tom Rosenthal, publisher at Heinemann/Secker and Andre Deutsch, has died aged 78 following a long battle with cancer.

  • YA Author Ned Vizzini Dies at 32

    Ned Vizzini, a multi-talented writer celebrated for his young adult novels and television work, died on Thursday, December 19, in New York City, at the age of 32.

  • Obituary: George Rodrigue

    The author of more than twelve books, Rodrigue documented life in Louisiana through his paintings of the Cajun people, and was perhaps best known for his signature "Blue Dog" image.

  • Obituary: Richard Gallen

    Longtime publishing attorney and investor Richard Gallen died on December 3,of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 80.

  • In Defense of André Schiffrin

    Publisher André Schiffrin died Dec. 1 at age 78.

  • Obituary: Bookseller Richard L. Brower, 83

    After retiring from Irving Trust Company in Manhattan as a commercial loan officer in 1989, Brower worked with his wife and daughter at the bookstore, which closed in the summer, for over 20 years.

  • New Press Founder André Schiffrin Dead at 78

    André Schiffrin, founder of the New Press and former editor-in-chief of Pantheon Books, died on December 1, in Paris.

  • Obituary: Matt Bibb, 36

    Matt Bibb, whose bookselling activities included working at the SIBA show for more than a decade, died November 28, at age 36.

  • Children's Author and Editor Charlotte Zolotow Dies at 98

    Children's book editor, publisher, and author Charlotte Zolotow, whose written works are lauded for their warmth and their realistic portrayals of childhood emotion, died on November 19, at age 98.

  • Obituary: Doris Lessing

    Nobel prize winning author Doris Lessing died on Sunday. She was 94. Lessing, who was British, died in London. She wrote in a wide array of genres, doing both fiction and nonfiction, and won the Nobel in Literature in 2007.

  • Obituary: Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

    Author, editor and cofounder of Algonquin Books, Louis D. Rubin, Jr. died Saturday at a retirement home in North Carolina, just three days shy of his 90th birthday.

  • Junie B. Jones Creator Barbara Park Dies at 66

    Children’s author Barbara Park, best-known as the creator of irrepressible kindergartner Junie B. Jones, died on Friday, November 15 after a long battle with cancer.

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