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  • Obituary: Louise Rennison

    British author and comedian Louise Rennison, whose books about teenager Georgia Nicolson were bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic, died on February 29; she was 64.

  • Remembering Harper Lee

    For Richard Jackson, owner of Square Books in Oxford, Miss., 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is unquestionably one of the most “beloved stories in all of American culture.”

  • Harper Lee Dies at 89

    Citing confirmation from multiple sources, numerous media outlets have reported that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee has died at age 89.

  • Obituary: Kathleen Bursley

    An intellectual property lawyer and former general counsel at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Bursley died on January 30. She was 61.

  • Obituary: Hillel Black, 86

    Hillel Black, former publisher of Macmillan and editor-in-chief at William Morrow, died February 8 at the age of 86.

  • Obituary: Andrew Pate

    Andrew Pate, who worked as an executive at several technology and print-on-demand companies, died November 10. He was 58.

  • Authors Guild's Paul Aiken Dead at Age 56

    Paul Aiken, the former long-time executive director of the Authors Guild, died Friday January 29, one day shy of his 57th birthday.

  • Obituary: Skip Skwarek

    Skip Skwarek, whose long tenure at Dial Books for Young Readers included roles as managing editor and associate publisher, died of pneumonia on January 15. He was 70.

  • Obituary: Andrea Cheng

    Children's book author and educator Andrea Cheng, whose books often focused on intercultural and intergenerational relationships, died on December 26 following a long illness. She was 58.

  • Obituary: Arthur Thornhill, Jr.

    Former CEO of Little, Brown and Company, Arthur H. Thornhill, Jr., died on December 17. He was 91.

  • Obituary: Mark Dressler

    An industry consultant who created educational programming for both Book Expo America and the Frankfurt Book Fair, Dressler died on December 23, after a battle with cancer. He was 55.

  • Obituary: Charles F. Harris

    The founder of Amistad Press, and a pioneering African American book publishing executive, died December 16 in New York City. He was 81.

  • Obituary: Peter Dickinson

    British author and poet Peter Dickinson, who won back-to-back Carnegie Medals in the U.K., died on December 16, his 88th birthday.

  • Obituary: Penguin Exec Carl L. Jolley

    Carl L. Jolley, a longtime Penguin Group (USA) distribution executive who retired in 2009 as v-p, corporate director, distribution, passed away on Monday, December 14, at his home in Pennsylvania. He was 70.

  • Obituary: Alix Nelson-Frick

    Alix Nelson-Frick, author and former CEO of the book-focused advertising firm Franklin Spier, died November 12. She was 77.

  • Obituary: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

    Weschcke, who has owned one of the world's oldest spirituality publishers, Llewellyn Worldwide, since 1961, died on Saturday. He was 85.

  • Obituary: Rena Wolner

    Rena Wolner, the only woman to be named president and publisher of three major mass market publishing houses, died of lung cancer November 7. She was 70.

  • Obituary: Dan Poynter

    Dan Poynter, author, founder of Para Publishing, publishing consultant, parachute-designer and self-publishing pioneer, died November 3 after a long illness. He was 77.

  • Obituary: Gerald Gross, 94

    Gerald Gross, a top publishing executive at several major houses from 1946-1975, died in his home in the Baltimore area on October 14. He was 94.

  • Obituary: Robert 'Bob' Gray

    Bob Gray, publisher of Central Recovery Press, 57, died on October 15, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a long illness.

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