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  • Stan Lee, Marvel Comics Impresario, Dies at 95

    The writer, editor, publisher, and former chairman of Marvel Comics, one of the most influential and best known personalities in the comics industry, has died in Hollywood.

  • Obituary: Kaylee N. Davis

    Longtime children's book marketing executive Kaylee N. Davis died on October 30 of complications from a recent surgery; she was 63.

  • Obituary: Author Eugene H. Peterson Dies at 85

    The bestselling author of ‘The Message’ Bible translation and several other works died at age 85 on October 22.

  • Obituary: Kate Dopirak

    Mary Kathleen "Kate" Dopirak, a rising children’s book author, died on October 10 of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare degenerative brain disorder; she was 43.

  • Obituary: Lee Hochman, 90

    Eleanor "Lee" Hochman, a translator of French literature and nonfiction and also a longtime copyediting chief at New American Library, died at home in New York City on October 6, of natural causes.

  • Obituary: Liz Hohenadel, 34

    Liz Hohenadel, senior publicity manager at Riverhead, died September 24 as a result of a medical condition that arose suddenly a few months ago. She was 34.

  • Obituary: Vladimir Radunsky

    Russian-born children’s book illustrator Vladimir Radunsky died on September 11 in Rome, Italy, of leukemia. He was 64.

  • Obituary: Carie Freimuth

    Carie Freimuth, whose more than 25-year career in publishing saw her hold top spots at some of the country’s largest publishers, died August 19 after a 18-month bout with cancer.

  • Literary Agent Joseph Vallely Dies at 74

    The longtime independent literary agent, best known for representing political and military nonfiction, died at his home in Front Royal, Va., on August 15.

  • V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Laureate and Chronicler of Postcolonialism, Dies at 85

    The Trinidadian-born author of Indian ancestry lived his adult life in England, writing the powerful but polarizing books on migration and empire that won him the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature.

  • Indie Publisher Anita Miller Dies at 92

    Miller, the co-founder and senior editor of Academy Chicago Press, a quirky and erudite publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles, died on Saturday.

  • Obituary: Betty Miles

    Betty Miles, the pioneering feminist author of more than 25 books for children and young adults, died on July 19 at the age of 90.

  • Obituary: Judith Appelbaum, 78

    Judith Appelbaum, whose more than 50 years in the book world began soon after her graduation from Vassar, died July 25 at the age of 78.

  • Obituary: Patricia Hermes

    Prolific author Patricia Hermes, creator of more than 50 books for children and young adults, died on July 11 at her home in Phoenix; she was 82.

  • Obituary: Steve Ditko, Co-creator of Spider-Man, Dies at 90

    Ditko, who was best known as co-creator of the iconic superhero Spider-Man, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment June 29.

  • Harlan Ellison, Famously Difficult Sci-Fi Pioneer, Dies At 84

    The prolific author and screenwriter was a winner of multiple Hugo, Nebula, and Edgar awards—and also a notoriously combative personality.

  • Donald Hall, Former Poet Laureate, Dies at 89

    The recipient of the National Medal for the Arts, whose poetry and prose meditated on rural life and mortality, died in his home in Wilmot, N.H., on June 23.

  • Why Anthony Bourdain Matters

    Anthony Bourdain's friend and former editor, Karen Rinaldi, on how the late chef and writer broke boundaries with his storytelling, honesty, and singular voice.

  • Obituary: Elsevier's Karen Hunter

    Elsevier officials have announced that Karen Hunter, who retired in 2010 as Elsevier's senior v-p of global academic and customer relations, has died.

  • Obituary: Gloria Weiner Dies at 89

    Longtime bookseller Gloria Weiner died on Sunday, May 27. She was 89.

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