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  • 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.

  • Obituary: Sally Dedecker

    Dedecker, who ran Sally Dedecker Enterprises after working at NAL, Simon & Schuster, and Ingram, died on November 6. She was 62.

  • Obituary: Roslyn Targ, Longtime Agent, Dies at 92

    Roslyn Targ, a longtime Manhattan literary agent who worked with some of the biggest writers of her day and brought translated American works to Europe, died in her Greenwich Village apartment on October 29.

  • Obituary: Indie Publisher Gibbs Smith Dies at 77

    The cofounder of the Utah-based indie house, who died on October 28, was a longtime champion of independent publishing, as well as the publishing scene west of the Mississippi.

  • Michael Murphy Dies at 63

    Michael Murphy, a former publishing executive and literary agency founder, died on October 19 after a short illness.

  • Obituary: Joan W. Blos

    Children's author and educator Joan W. Blos, winner of the 1980 Newbery Medal for her historical novel 'A Gathering of Days,' died on October 12 in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 89.

  • Digby Diehl Dies at 76

    The former editor-in-chief of Abrams and founding member of the National Book Critics' Circle, who also wrote and edited more than three dozen books (many of them celebrity memoirs), died on September 26.

  • Curt Stewart, Macmillan Account Executive, Dies at 63

    Curt Stewart, a key account executive at Macmillan, died suddenly on September 11 after a short illness.

  • Rachel Kranz, Author and Ghostwriter, Dies at 62

    Rachel Kranz, author of the novel 'Leaps of Faith' (FSG) and a prolific ghostwriter and co-author, died on Monday.

  • Obituary: Top Exec at Three Publishers, Howard Kaminsky, Dead at 77

    Howard Kaminsky, a former president and publisher of Warner Books, Random House and William Morrow/Avon, has died. He was 77.

  • Obituary: Rebecca Bond

    Author-illustrator and designer Rebecca Bond died on August 2 after a brief illness. She was 45 years old.

  • Obituary: Jill McElmurry

    Acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Jill McElmurry, best known for her work on the Little Blue Truck picture book series, died on August 3, at the age of 62.

  • Founder of Canada's Giller Prize Dies at 87

    Jack Rabinovitch, the founder of Canada's richest prize for English-language fiction, the C$100,000 Giller Prize, died on Sunday. He was 87.

  • Sonny Mehta Calls Book World Without Judith Jones 'Impossible to Imagine'

    The chairman and editor-in-chief of Knopf remembers Jones, the storied editor who reclaimed Anne Frank's diaries from the slush pile and made Julia Child a household name.

  • Hector Martinez, Hachette Salesperson, Dies at 56

    Hector Martinez, a national accounts manager at Hachette Book Group, died on July 27 of cancer.

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