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  • Obituary: Tomie dePaola

    Award-winning author-illustrator Tomie dePaola, widely known for his stylized folk-art illustrations and vast catalogue of popular picture books, died March 30 of complications from surgery following a fall. He was 85.

  • Teresa Mlawer, Spanish-Language Publishing Pioneer, Dies at 75

    Mlawer, one of the most recognized and respected people in the Hispanic publishing industry in the U.S., died on March 21; PW's Spanish-language editor Leyhla Aquile offers a tribute.

  • Marcella Berger, Longtime S&S Sub Rights Director, Dies

    Marcella Berger, former v-p, director of subsidiary rights at Simon & Schuster, died March 16.

  • Obituary: Lucky Spool Media Founder Susanne Woods Dies at 47

    Susanne Woods, founder and publisher of needle and sewing crafts publisher Lucky Spool Media, died on February 19 of complications from metastatic breast cancer at her home in Pleasanton, Calif.

  • Obituary: Gail Shepherd

    Award-winning journalist, poet, and children's book author Gail Shepherd died of complications from a brain tumor on February 24 in Lake Worth, Fla.; she was 62.

  • Obituary: Betsy Byars

    Prolific children’s author Betsy Byars, winner of the Newbery Medal and National Book Award, died on February 26 in Seneca, S.C.; she was 91.

  • Obituary: Myron Levoy

    Author Myron Levoy, whose acclaimed YA novel ‘Alan and Naomi’ was a National Book Award finalist, has died at age 89.

  • Clive Cussler, Bestselling Adventure Author, Dies at 88

    Clive Cussler, bestselling adventure novelist and a real-life maritime explorer whose life at times mirrored the seafaring escapades of his books, died February 24 at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 88.

  • Former Longtime St. Martin's Editor Hope Dellon Dead at 67

    Hope Dellon, former longtime editor at St. Martin's Press, died on February 19 surrounded by family in New York. She was 67.

  • Hundreds Turn Out to Remember Sonny Mehta

    Approximately 500 people filled the Celeste Bartos Forum at the New York Public Library on February 19 to celebrate the life of Sonny Mehta, the legendary editor-in-chief of Knopf and chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, who died on December 30.

  • Longtime S&S Editorial Director Alice Mayhew Dead at 87

    Alice Mayhew, v-p and editorial director of Simon & Schuster, died on February 4 at her home in New York. She was 87.

  • Mary Higgins Clark Dead at 92

    Mary Higgins Clark, who published her first mystery in 1975 and went on to be known as the Queen of Suspense, died January 31 of natural causes at her home in Naples, Fla.

  • Obituary: Susan Jeffers

    Susan Jeffers, a Caldecott Honor winner and bestselling illustrator, died on January 22 after a brief illness; she was 77.

  • Obituary: Ron Shoop

    Ron Shoop, a former sales representative for Penguin Random House in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years, died January 16. He was 74.

  • Obituary: Clay Winters

    Longtime publishing executive Clay Winters, former president of the Putnam & Grosset Group and co-founder of Boyds Mills Press, died on December 22; he was 85.

  • Obituary: Da Chen

    Da Chen, whose memoirs for both adults ('Colors of the Mountain') and young readers ('Girl Under a Red Moon') chronicled his experiences growing up during China's Cultural Revolution, died of lung cancer on December 17 in Temecula, Calif.; he was 57.

  • Publishing Legend Sonny Mehta Is Dead at 77

    Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Knopf and chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, died December 30 in New York City. He was 77.

  • In Memoriam: Renée Senogles

    Renée Senogles, marketing and publicity manager of Hardie Grant Publishing in San Francisco, died on December 19, as a result of the effects of uveal cancer. Senogles had just turned 40 in November. (Sponsored)

  • Obituary: Linda Cannon, Parson Weems' Co-Owner, Dies at 68

    Linda Cannon, co-owner of Parson Weems’ Publisher Services and a longtime bookseller and sales rep, died on December 5 following a brief illness.

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