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  • Obituary: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

    Author Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, creator of more than 130 books for children and young adults, and known for her beloved series about boy detective Nate the Great, died on March 12; she was 90.

  • Obituary: Bob Schmid

    Bob Schmid, a longtime Simon & Schuster sales representative, died last month in Baltimore. He was 74.

  • W.S. Merwin, Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Has Died at 91

    W.S. Merwin, who served as the 17th Poet Laureate of the United States, won two Pulitzer Prizes, and was widely admired by readers and peers, has died. He was 91 years old.

  • Obituary: John Vincent Neal Dies at 77

    John “Jack” Vincent Neal, cofounder of Neal-Schuman Publishers and the Neal-Schuman Foundation died on February 20. He was 77.

  • Obituary: Paul B. Janeczko

    Paul B. Janeczko, longtime teacher and lauded poet and anthologist best known for his poetry anthologies for children, died February 19 following an illness. He was 73.

  • Obituary: Raincoast's Allan MacDougall Dies at 71

    Allan MacDougall, cofounder and former CEO of Canada's largest book distributor and wholesaler, Raincoast Books, has died. He was 71.

  • W.E.B. Griffin, Military Man and Writer, Dies at 89

    W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific author of nearly 250 books, nearly 160 of which were military fiction, died on February 12, his publisher, Putnam, confirmed.

  • Obituary: Tomi Ungerer

    Internationally renowned French author-illustrator and prolific artist Tomi Ungerer, who created books in French, English, and German, and was known for his playful humor as well as sharp satire, died in west Cork, Ireland on February 8; he was 87.

  • Obituary: Laurie Brown, 69

    Laurie Brown, who worked in various sales and marketing positions for a number of major publishers in a 40-year career, died January 31 after a battle with cancer. She was 69.

  • Obituary: Gail Browning

    Gail Browning, former Random House v-p and divisional sales director, died January 19 at the age of 80.

  • Obituary: Mary Oliver

    Mary Oliver, one of America’s most beloved and popular poets, died at her home in Hobe Sound, Fla., on January 17. She was 83 years old.

  • Donne Forrest Remembered

    Donne Forrest, longtime rights director at Dutton Children's Books and Dial Books for Young Readers, died on January 7 at age 80. Here, some of her friends and colleagues offer tributes.

  • Obituaries: Claudio López de Lamadrid

    Claudio López de Lamadrid, publisher of Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial and its Literatura Random House imprint, died January 11 at the age of 58.

  • Obituary: Robin Seaman, 68

    Robin Seaman, director of content acquisition at Benetech and a passionate advocate for making books accessible to those with disabilities, died on January 7. She was 68.

  • Obituary: Robert S. Friedman

    Robert S. Friedman, founder of Rainbow Ridge Books and longtime publisher of works on spirituality and metaphysics, died January 9 at his home in Virginia. He was 76.

  • Obituary: John Burningham

    Award-winning British author-illustrator John Burningham, known for the wit and humor in his storytelling and artwork, died in London on January 4, at age 82.

  • Obituary: Donne Forrest

    Donne Forrest, longtime subsidiary rights for Dutton Children’s Books and Dial Books for Young Readers, died on January 7 at age 80.

  • Obituary: Marisa Bulzone

    Writer and editor Marisa Bulzone died on December 19 in Manhattan at age 60.

  • Obituary: Audrey Stone Geisel

    Audrey Stone Geisel, philanthropist and widow of the late children’s book icon Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, died on December 19 at her home in La Jolla, Calif.; she was 97.

  • Shakti Gawain, New World Library Cofounder, Dies at 70

    The New World Library cofounder and author of 'Creative Visualization' died on November 11.

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