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  • Obituary: Candice Chaplin

    Candice Chaplin, v-p and director of backlist sales at Penguin Random House, died of cancer on September 7 in Gladwyne, Pa. She was 53.

  • Obituary: Peter Warner

    Peter Warner, the longtime president of Thames & Hudson, died on September 9 from complications due to myelodysplastic syndrome. He was 79.

  • Obituary: Erika Seyfried, 36

    Erika Seyfried, v-p and director of digital strategy and consumer engagement at Penguin Random House, died after going missing while vacationing in Vermont on August 29. She was 36.

  • Obituary: Daniel Farrell

    Daniel Farrell, an expert on antiques who brought 'Antiques Roadshow' to America in 1997 and who set up the U.S. offices of the publishing arm of the Antiques Collectors' Club, died on August 16. He was 74.

  • Obituary: Lynn C. Franklin

    The literary agent and scout Lynn C. Franklin died of cancer on July 19. She was 74. A memorial will be held on September 29 at 6:00 p.m. ET at the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City.

  • Author Donald Newlove Dies at 93

    Novelist Donald Newlove, author of 'Sweet Diversity' and other works, died on August 17.

  • Obituary: Jack Covert

    Jack Covert, founder of the business book bookseller and distributor Porchlight Book Company (originally known as 800-CEO READ), died on August 13. He was 77.

  • Obituary: Eloise Greenfield

    Award-winning children's book author and poet Eloise Greenfield died on August 5; she was 92.

  • Obituary: Michael Rockliff

    Michael Rockliff, a longtime marketing and sales executive at publishing houses including Random House and Workman, has died at 76.

  • Obituary: Ted Lewin

    Award-winning author-illustrator Ted Lewin, known for his realistic and richly detailed watercolors, died on July 28 at age 86.

  • Obituary: Floyd Cooper

    Award-winning author-illustrator Floyd Cooper, widely lauded for his evocative and luminous paintings depicting the African American experience, died on July 16 at age 65.

  • Obituary: Ann Rinaldi

    Author and journalist Ann Rinaldi, best known for her painstakingly researched YA historical fiction featuring female protagonists, died on July 1 in Branchburg, N.J.; she was 86.

  • Obituary: Victoria Craven, 62

    Victoria Craven, associate publisher of Monacelli Press and the founder of the Monacelli Studio imprint, died at her home on Long Island on May 25. She was 62 years old.

  • Obituary: Byrd Baylor

    Author and activist Byrd Baylor, whose picture books reflected her deep appreciation for the Southwest, died on June 16 at 97.

  • Obituary: Bernette Ford

    Author, editor, and publisher Bernette Ford, a champion of children's books by people of color, died of cancer on June 20. She was 70.

  • Obituary: Patricia Reilly Giff

    Prolific children's book author Patricia Reilly Giff died on June 22 at her home in Fairfield, Conn.; she was 86.

  • Obituary: Robert M. Quackenbush

    Prolific children's book author-illustrator and fine artist Robert M. Quackenbush died on May 17; he was 91.

  • Scholastic's Dick Robinson Dies at 84

    Dick Robinson, whose nearly five decades at the head of Scholastic shaped it into one of the world's most influential and recognizable publishers of children's literature, died unexpectedly on June 5. He was 84.

  • Obituary: Eric Carle

    Iconic and groundbreaking author, illustrator, and fine artist Eric Carle died on May 23 in Northampton, Mass. He was 91.

  • Obituary: Lois Ehlert

    Award-winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert, known for her signature collage artwork featuring bold colors and crisply cut shapes as well as found objects, died on May 25 at age 86.

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