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  • Obituary: Peter Mauceri, Former Hachette Salesperson

    The former v-p of national accounts at Hachette Book Group and Little, Brown sales liaison, who retired in 2008, died on May 25. He was 65.

  • Obituary: Superagent Ed Victor Dies at 78

    The Bronx-born and London-based literary agent, whose clients included a who's-who of bold-faced names from Eric Clapton to David Cameron, was known for bringing a touch of Hollywood flare to the business of author representation. He died of a heart attack on Wednesday night.

  • Obituary: Geoffrey Hayes

    Children’s author and illustrator Geoffrey Hayes died on June 2, at the age of 69.

  • Avie Bennett, Canadian Publisher, Dies

    The Toronto entrepreneur, and former owner of McClelland & Stewart, died on June 2. He was 89.

  • Carla Gray, Longtime HMH Marketing Lead, Dies at 52

    The executive director of marketing at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, who spent 20 years with the company, died earlier this week.

  • Denis Johnson, 'Writer's Writer's Writer,' Dead at 67

    The award-winning fiction writer, poet, and playwright, whose best-known and most influential work, the story collection 'Jesus' Son,' turned 25 this year, has died.

  • Robert M. Pirsig, Author of 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,' Dies at 88

    The philosopher and author, who found fame with his 1974 bestseller 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,' died at his home in Maine on April 24.

  • Michael Levy, Longtime 'PW' Reviewer, Dies at 66

    Michael M. Levy, a scholar of science fiction and longtime 'Publishers Weekly' reviewer, died of cancer on April 3. He was 66.

  • Robert Silvers, 'NYRB' Co-Founder and Editor, Dies at 87

    Robert B. Silvers, the co-founder of the New York Review of Books and its editor since 1963, died on the morning of March 20.

  • Obituary: George Braziller Dies at 101

    George Braziller, a legendary independent publisher who began his career in the 1930s before going on to publish such international literary stars as Jean-Paul Sartre and Andre Malraux, died in Manhattan March 16. He was 101.

  • Obituary: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

    Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of many children's books and a recent essay in the 'New York Times' that went viral, has died of ovarian cancer at age 51.

  • Obituary: Dick Bruna

    Dutch children’s author-illustrator Dick Bruna, widely known for his iconic bunny character Miffy, died on February 16 at age 89. In all he created 124 books for children.

  • Jim Parker, Ingram Senior Executive V-P, Dies at 77

    James C. “Jim” Parker, a longtime Ingram Book Company employee who retired in 2002 as senior executive vice president, died of cancer on February 12 in Columbia, Tenn. He was 77.

  • Jonathan Matson, Agent, Dies at 67

    Jonathan Matson, president of the Harold Matson Company literary agency, died on January 31 of heart failure. He was 67.

  • Obituary: Paul Goble

    Caldecott-winning children’s author-illustrator Paul Goble, widely known for his picture books inspired by Native American culture and lore, died on January 5 at age 83.

  • Fred Kobrak, International Sales Exec, Dies at 88

    Fred Kobrak, a former president of Collier Macmillan International in London and well-traveled international sales executive, died on December 12.

  • Counterpoint Staffer Among Oakland Dead

    Nick Gomez-Hall, an administrative assistant at Counterpoint Press, has been confirmed dead in the wake of Friday night’s fire at the Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship. He was 25.

  • Obituary: George Turianski

    George Turianski, a senior production manager at Simon & Schuster, died suddenly on November 17. He was 53.

  • Obituary: Yumi Heo

    Yumi Heo, creator of more than 30 distinctive books for children, died on November 5 after a long battle with cancer.

  • Obituary: Natalie Babbitt

    Author and artist Natalie Babbitt, whose 1975 novel 'Tuck Everlasting' remains a lauded work of the modern children's literature canon, died of lung cancer on October 31. She was 84.

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