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4 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Harvey Frommer, who wrote books on baseball, collaborating on books with several noted sports figures, has died.  He was 83.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/harvey-frommer-who-wrote-many-sports-books-has-died/2019/08/02/47075480-b541-11e9-acc8-1d847bacca73_story.html?utm_term=.1cc4965d2095

 

 


Frommer to Eternity?

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On 22/05/2019 at 05:22, Bibliogryphon said:

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)

 

Toni Morrison has died:

 

 

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Updating the top 10 Pulitzer prize for fiction winners after Toni Morrison 

 

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)

1989 Anne Tyler (1941)

1992 Jane Smiley (1949)

1993 Robert Olen Butler (1945)

1994 Annie Proulx (1935)

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On 17/04/2019 at 11:28, Bibliogryphon said:

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)

 

 

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

 

Barry Hughart reported dead by his website on 1st August. Glad I didn't play him on my teams as it looks like there was no QO. 

 

Michael Moorcock now the oldest living winner.

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Robert Rankin not doing too well as he stated on Facebook a short while ago

 

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3 minutes ago, Phantom said:

Robert Rankin

Damn. I love the Brentford Trilogy.

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8 hours ago, En Passant said:

Damn. I love the Brentford Trilogy.

 

Me too Canos, Watkins and Benrahma will give any backline a game. 

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Twitter chatter reporting the death of Kate Braverman, writer of short stories, fiction and poetry.  

A list of her works:  https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/braverman-kate-1950

 

Edit:  confirmed

https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2019-10-14/kate-braverman-poet-author-obituary

 

 

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biographer, journalist, poet, and novelist Nick Tosches, known for The Devil and Sonny Liston (biography), In the Hand of Dante (novel), Where Dead Voices Gather (biography), and other works dead at 69 years:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/20/books/nick-tosches-dies.html

He authored Hellfire, an acclaimed 1982 biography of Jerry Lee Lewis

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13 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

biographer, journalist, poet, and novelist Nick Tosches, known for The Devil and Sonny Liston (biography), In the Hand of Dante (novel), Where Dead Voices Gather (biography), and other works dead at 69 years:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/20/books/nick-tosches-dies.html

He authored Hellfire, an acclaimed 1982 biography of Jerry Lee Lewis

 

"Dino" is probably the best biography of a musician ever written.

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33 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

biographer, journalist, poet, and novelist Nick Tosches, known for The Devil and Sonny Liston (biography), In the Hand of Dante (novel), Where Dead Voices Gather (biography), and other works dead at 69 years:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/20/books/nick-tosches-dies.html

He authored Hellfire, an acclaimed 1982 biography of Jerry Lee Lewis

 

 

Aw man - LOVED Hellfire and the Sonny Liston book (Night Train in the UK), sad news

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The historian Georgette Elgey, author of a monumental and fascinating "History of the Fourth Republic", died at the age of 90, we learned Wednesday from its publisher.

Also a journalist and editor, adviser to François Mitterrand at the Élysée, and former president of the High Council of Archives (2007-2016).

SC

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On 06/03/2014 at 21:16, Bibliogryphon said:

Alison Prince (b.1931) should be on the radar by now surely. She wrote a number of childrens novels but more significantly for those with British Childhoods to remember she wrote the scripts for Trumpton.

 

I discovered this researching Gordon Murray who is I think on the radar.

 

Sad day for Windy Miller and pals Alison Prince died on 12 October

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