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    Morton, who joined Rizzoli International Publications in 1987 and was named associate publisher in 2008, published titles by such leading architects as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and I.M. Pei. He died on June 27, a day shy of his 90th birthday.

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    Urda died unexpectedly the morning of June 24 after collapsing at the gym. S&S CEO Jonathan Karp called him "a quintessential sales executive, with a deep knowledge of our industry."

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    McCormack, the longtime, famously outspoken executive who turned St. Martin’s Press from “an insignificant trade house on the brink of bankruptcy to a quarter-billion-dollar powerhouse,” died on June 15. He was 92.

  • Obituary: Cynthia DeFelice

    Children's book author Cynthia DeFelice, oft-lauded for her deft storytelling and absorbing themes, died on May 24, in Geneva, N.Y. She was 72.

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    Children's book author, illustrator, and designer Nonny Hogrogian, acclaimed for her vibrant woodcut and mixed-media artwork and twice awarded the Caldecott Medal, died May 9 in Holyoke, Mass.; she was 92.

  • Obituary: Katey Howes

    Children's author Katey Howes, whose picture books often focused on STEM/STEAM themes, creativity, and individualism, died suddenly on May 20 in Langhorne, Pa.; she was 47.

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