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Winners of the World Fantasy Award

 

1.       Patricia A. McKillip (1948)

2.       William Kotzwinkle (1943)

3.       Michael Moorcock (1939)

4.       Elizabeth A. Lynn (1946)

5.       John Crowley (1942)

6.       Barry Hughart (1934)

7.       Dan Simmons (1948)

8.       Patrick Suskind (1949)

9.       Peter Straub (1943)

10.   James K Morrow (1947)

11.   Ellen Kushner (1955)

12.   Robert R. McCammon (1952)

13.   Tim Powers (1952)

14.   Lewis Shiner (1950)

15.   Christopher Priest (1943)

16.   Rachel Pollack (1945)

17.   Jeffrey Ford (1955)

18.   Louise Erdrich (1954)

19.   Martin Scott (1956)

20.   Sean Stewart (1965)

21.   Jo Walton (1964)

22.   Susanna Clarke (1959)

23.   Haruki Murakami (1949)

24.   Guy Gavriel Kay (1954)

25.   Margo Lanagan (1960)

26.   China Mieville (1972)

27.   Nueni Okorafor (1974)

28.   Laive Tidhar (1976)

29.   E Willow Wilson (1982)

30.   Sofia Samatar (1971)

31.   David Mitchell (1969)

32.   Anna Smaill (b.1979)

33.   Claire North (b.1986)

34.   Victor LaVelle (b.1972)

35.   Fonda Lee (b.1979)

 

Updated for Gene Wolfe and winners since David Mitchell.

 

Oldest  living winner now is Barry Hughart author of the magnificent Bridge of Birds

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27 minutes ago, Clorox Bleachman said:

Children's author Tommy Donbavand dies of cancer aged 53, obit likely to follow.

 

http://www.tommyvcancer.com/2019/05/important-message-please-read/

 

As the BBC kids TV show all the Screwm Street stuff they will be totally shit if they don’t give him an obit - still stranger things have happened.....

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2 hours ago, Grim Up North said:

 

As the BBC kids TV show all the Screwm Street stuff they will be totally shit if they don’t give him an obit - still stranger things have happened.....

 

David Fisher for example

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was first published 50 years ago.

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Now that Herman Wouk has gone the Top Ten of Pulitzer prize winners looks like:

 

1965 Shirley Ann Graw (1929)

1969 N Scott Momaday (1934)

1983 Alice Walker (1944)

1984 William Kennedy (1928)

1985 Alison Lurie (1926)

1986 Larry McMurty (1936)

1988 Toni Morrison (1931)

1989 Anne Tyler (1941)

1992 Jane Smiley (1949)

1993 Robert Olen Butler (1945)

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I am the bearer of very bad news Judith Kerr, widow of Nigel Kneale and the author of the Tiger Who Came to Tea and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit has died aged 95

 

Guardian Obituary

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The author Kate Figes, a DDP pick, has been ominously quiet on her Twitter and Facebook pages for several weeks now.  Although, to be fair, most of her Twitter output consisted of retweeting pro-Remain twaddle, so she might have given up on the fight for European solidarity rather than the fight for life itself.

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37 minutes ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

The author Kate Figes, a DDP pick, has been ominously quiet on her Twitter and Facebook pages for several weeks now.  Although, to be fair, most of her Twitter output consisted of retweeting pro-Remain twaddle, so she might have given up on the fight for European solidarity rather than the fight for life itself.

Be suspicious if someone very political didn't chirp up tonight.

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On ‎23‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 08:51, Bibliogryphon said:

The Golden Dagger award is presented by the UK Crime Writers' Association for the best crime novel of the year. There are thirty two surviving winners from its 58 year history.

 

Here are the longest surviving since their win

 

1961 Mary Kelly (b.1927)

1963 John Le Carre (b. 1931)

1967  Emma Lathen (Martha Henissart co-author (b.1929)

1973 Robert Littell (b.1935)

1974 Anthony Price (b.1928)

1975 Nicholas Meyer (b.1945)

1981 Martin Cruz Smith (b.1942)

1982 Peter Lovesey (b.1936)

1983 John Hutton (b.1928)

1985 Paula Gosling (b.1939)

 

After this there is a gap of eight years where there is no surviving winners.

 

All should obit.

Anthony Price Obit: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2019/06/02/anthony-price-much-admired-author-dr-david-audley-spy-novels/

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0696793/

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Golden Dagger top ten updated post Price

 

 

1961 Mary Kelly (b.1927)

1963 John Le Carre (b. 1931)

1967  Emma Lathen (Martha Henissart co-author (b.1929)

1973 Robert Littell (b.1935)

1975 Nicholas Meyer (b.1945)

1981 Martin Cruz Smith (b.1942)

1982 Peter Lovesey (b.1936)

1983 John Hutton (b.1928)

1985 Paula Gosling (b.1939)

1993 Patricia Cornwell (b.1956)

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On 05/02/2019 at 10:44, Sir Creep said:

Well, I don't see any actual post in a thread for David Powlison and his cancer battle.  I know he was associated with Billy Graham, and I know the same about university, but I guess his personal claim to fame will be as an author.  

Anyway, here's David Powlison's update, three rounds of chemo down.


Though his May 15 post indeed says he is getting worse, he certainly made it sound like 3 months he still had. (doctor said 'a few months' in early May)
Looks like it was 3 weeks. @Spade_Cooley looks like a Cup 'hit' in the coming days (3? lol).  
SC

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