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Jake MacDonald. author of books including "Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shield Country", which won the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction in 2002, has died after a fall.  He was 70.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/award-winning-writer-jake-macdonald-dies-1.5447611

 

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4 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Twitter reporting the death of prolific suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark at age 92. A DDP pick, too.

 


I should hope so.  She was a pick in my wee local DP and we have 9 people.

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Higgins Clark gets the full BBC treatment, but I have to run now, before updating:

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51339084

 

That does put us at 29 deaths in January. But could there be at least two QOs still waiting for us?

I would guess that Louis Nirenberg is going to get a backlog QO from the Telegraph. Maybe Jörn Donner, too? 

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8 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Higgins Clark gets the full BBC treatment, but I have to run now, before updating:

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51339084

 

That does put us at 29 deaths in January. But could there be at least two QOs still waiting for us?

I would guess that Louis Nirenberg is going to get a backlog QO from the Telegraph. Maybe Jörn Donner, too? 

 

I think Nirenberg, Donner and mayyybe Lucy Jarvis (that Kremlin doc was world acclaimed after all) or Lucien Barbarin too. So 30+.

 

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/obituaries/roger-kahn-who-lifted-sportswriting-with-boys-of-summer-dies-at-92.html

 

American author Roger Kahn has died aged 92.His most famous work 'The boys of summer'  ,popular amongst teenage boys, is a sort of coming of age type of novel , is seen as a classic in its genre by some.

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British writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch died  on this day in 1999 aged 79 .She was critically acclaimed and thought by many to be one of the best british writers of the second half of the 20th century. 

 

Arrgh meant to put this on the death anniversary thread!

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AE Hotchner lasted until he was 102 but is no more.

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14 minutes ago, John Robinson said:

Clive Cussler, who wrote thriller novels that included his character Dirk Pitt, has died at the age of 88.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.tmz.com/2020/02/26/sahara-author-clive-cussler-dead-dirk-pitt-series/

 

Oh sad - I read his books in my early teens - got them out of library - RIP.

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2 minutes ago, Grim Up North said:

 

Oh sad - I read his books in my early teens - got them out of library - RIP.

 

Same! They were (and are) great ripping yarns.

 

Never actually read or seen Raise The Titanic though.

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20 minutes ago, msc said:

 

Never actually read or seen Raise The Titanic though.

 

That's the only one I have read!

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41 minutes ago, John Robinson said:

Clive Cussler, who wrote thriller novels that included his character Dirk Pitt, has died at the age of 88.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.tmz.com/2020/02/26/sahara-author-clive-cussler-dead-dirk-pitt-series/

 

Second hit for my theme team and a unique at that

 

Moving up my list from the bottom upwards Peter Ackroyd should be afraid

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Damn, I almost put him on my list.

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4 hours ago, msc said:

 

Same! They were (and are) great ripping yarns.

 

Never actually read or seen Raise The Titanic though.

 

4 hours ago, Toast said:

 

That's the only one I have read!

Same. I think I nicked it off my granddad one wet summer holiday when I was a kid.

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On ‎06‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 12:52, Bibliogryphon said:

One for all the American posters.

 

Newbury Medal Winners

 

1971       Betsy Byars (b.1928)

1976       Susan Cooper (b.1935)

1977       Mildred Taylor (b.1943)

1978       Katherine Peterson (b.1932)

1983       Cynthia Voight (b.1942)

1984       Beverly Cleary (b.1916)

1985       Robin McKinley (b.1952)

1986       Patricia MacLachlan (b.1938)

1989       Paul Fleishman (b.1952)

1990       Lois Lowry (b.1937)

1991       Sharon Creech (b.1945)

1992       Karen Cushman (b.1941)

1998       Karen Hesse (b.1952)

1999       Louis Sachar (b.1954)

2000       Christopher Paul Curtis (b.1953)

2002       Linda Sue Park (b.1960)

2003       AVI (Edward Wortis) (b.1937)

2004       Kate di Camillo (b.1964)

2005       Cynthia Kadohata (b.1954)

2006       Lynda Rae Perkins (b.1956)

2007       Susan Patron (b.1948)

2008       Laura Schlitz (b.1955)

2009       Neil Gaiman (b.1960)

2010       Rebecca Stead (b.1968)

2011       Clare Vanderpool (b.1965)

2012       Jack Gantos (b.1951)

2013       Katherine Applegate (b.1956)

2015       Kwame Alexander (b.1968)

2016       Matt de la Pena (b.????)

2017       Kelly Barnhill (b.1973)

2018       Erin Entrade Kelly (b.????)

Death Notice for Betsy Byars: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenvilleonline/obituary.aspx?pid=195538881

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0125694/

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