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  • Tom Wolfe, 'New Journalist' Turned Literary Icon, Dies at 88

    The white suit-and-white hat–wearing Wolfe made his name as a literary journalist and found bestselling success with such books as 'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,' 'Bonfire of the Vanities,' and the NBA-winning 'The Right Stuff.'

  • Obituary: Ann Durell

    Esteemed children’s book editor and publisher Ann Durell died at her home in Manhattan on May 6; she was 87.

  • Peter Mayer Dies at 82

    Peter Mayer, whose legendary publishing career spanned both sides of the Atlantic, has died. Among his many accomplishments, Mayer turned around a money-losing Penguin into a worldwide publishing powerhouse.

  • Obituary: Alice Provensen

    Author and illustrator Alice Provensen, who with her late husband Martin Provensen illustrated more than 40 books and won a Caldecott Medal and Caldecott Honor before starting a solo career, died on April 23 at 99.

  • Obituary: Anne Rockwell

    Author and illustrator Anne Rockwell, celebrated for her many informational picture books for very young children, died of natural causes on April 10. She was 85.

  • Obituary: Mimi Kayden

    Children’s book marketing director Mimi Kayden, whose tenure at Dutton and Penguin Young Readers lasted 28 years, died on April 16 following a brief illness; she was 84.

  • Obituary: Sam Hamill, Co-Founder of Copper Canyon Press

    Poet Sam Hamill, the founding editor of poetry publisher Copper Canyon Press, died on April 14 at his home in Anacortes, Wash., after a series of health complications. He was 74.

  • Obituary: Sono Rosenberg, Longtime Random House Copy Editor

    Sono Rosenberg, a longtime copy editor for Random House who worked with authors including Maya Angelou and James Michener, died at her home in New York on March 12. She was 98.

  • Obituary: Voyageur Press Publisher Jeff Serena

    Jeff Serena, publisher of Voyageur Press, an imprint of the Quarto Group, died February 15 after a 15-month battle with stomach cancer. He was 62

  • Sales Rep Ted Heinecken Dies

    Heinecken, who was regarded as a senior statesman of the publishing industry, died in Chicago on Saturday. He was 84 years old.

  • Robert Riger Dies at 57

    Robert Paris Riger, the longtime publisher and author, died on January 26 of flu-related complications.

  • Ursula K. Le Guin Dies at 88

    The prolific and profoundly influential writer, who brought a literary and feminist touch to works of science fiction and fantasy for children and adults, died at her home in Portland, Ore., on January 22.

  • Obituary: Julius Lester

    Award-winning author, educator, activist, and musician Julius Lester, known for a body of work focused on African-American culture, as well as for his fierce advocacy for books for black children by black creators, died on January 18 at the age of 78.

  • Linda Kramer, Longtime Publisher, Dies at 81

    Linda Kramer, the cofounder and former publisher of H.J. Kramer and longtime publishing industry mainstay, died at her home in Marin County, Calif., on December 24, 2017, after a brief illness.

  • Obituary: Fred Bass, 89

    Fred Bass, the owner of New York City’s iconic Strand Book Store, died this morning surrounded by his loved ones. He was 89 years old.

  • Obituary: Brooke Goffstein

    Author-illustrator and fine artist Marilyn Brooke Goffstein, whose work was published under the name M.B. Goffstein and Brooke Goffstein, died on December 20, 2017 at the age of 77.

  • Obituary: Kathleen Karr

    Author Kathleen Karr, best known for her numerous historical children’s novels such as 'The Great Turkey Walk,' died on December 6 at the age of 71.

  • Obituary: Sheila Barry

    Sheila Barry, highly regarded publisher of Groundwood Books, died in Toronto of complications from cancer on November 15.

  • Obituary: Parker B. Ladd, Retired Publishing Executive, Dies

    The former executive at Charles Scribner's Sons, a director of the Association of American Publishers, and cofounder of Literacy Partners died on November 14. He was 89.

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