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Damn, what's up today?

Czech writer Milan Kundera died at 91.

His best-known work is The Unbearable Lightness of Being. 

Italian source so far:

http://www.askanews.it/esteri/2020/06/18/fonti-morto-il-romanziere-milan-kundera-pn_20200618_00136/

 

 

Ooooh, maybe fake news?

The Czech embass  denies his death.

http://www.askanews.it/esteri/2020/06/18/ambasciata-ceca-a-parigi-smentisce-morte-kundera-pn_20200618_00172/

 

Sorry.

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30 minutes ago, Book said:

Damn, what's up today?

Czech writer Milan Kundera died at 91.

His best-known work is The Unbearable Lightness of Being. 

Italian source so far:

http://www.askanews.it/esteri/2020/06/18/fonti-morto-il-romanziere-milan-kundera-pn_20200618_00136/

 

 

Ooooh, maybe fake news?

The Czech embass  denies his death.

http://www.askanews.it/esteri/2020/06/18/ambasciata-ceca-a-parigi-smentisce-morte-kundera-pn_20200618_00172/

 

Sorry.

Yes, De Benedetti once again. 

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Pretty big one: Carlos Ruiz Zafon dead at 54.

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7 minutes ago, drol said:

Pretty big one: Carlos Ruiz Zafon dead at 54.

 

Oh wow, he was a great writer. Sort of the urban fantasy of an Alasdair Gray but with the backdrop of the Spanish Civil and Barcelona history. Covid?

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10 minutes ago, drol said:

Pretty big one: Carlos Ruiz Zafon dead at 54.

I studied his work When I learned spanish, pretty shocked to learn he had cancer, a big one...

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3 minutes ago, msc said:

 

Oh wow, he was a great writer. Sort of the urban fantasy of an Alasdair Gray but with the backdrop of the Spanish Civil and Barcelona history. Covid?

Colon cancer apparently 

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American author of novels such as Love, Roger (1969) and The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1970) Charles Webb died at 81 years:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/06/22/charles-webb-novelist-found-fame-not-fortune-novel-graduate/

He was best known for his 1963 work, The Graduate, which was adapted into a popular 1967 film. His later novel, New Cardiff, was also turned into the 2003 film, Hope Springs.

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French author and academician Marc Fumaroli has died at 88 https://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2020/06/24/l-historien-de-la-litterature-marc-fumaroli-est-mort_6044035_3382.html

 

a personnal miss. There’s a lot of frail academician in France but I didn’t think he was the next to go after Dabadie’s death last month... somehow Rene de Obaldia is still here at 101

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1 minute ago, Lafaucheuse said:

French author and academician Marc Fumaroli has died at 88 https://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2020/06/24/l-historien-de-la-litterature-marc-fumaroli-est-mort_6044035_3382.html

 

a personnal miss. There’s a lot of frail academician in France but I didn’t think he was the next to go after Dabadie’s death last month... somehow Rene de Obaldia is still here at 101

 

Reminds me of 2013, when there was just so many frail old Nobel Prize winners about that I felt sure it was going to be a big year for Prize winners going. So I picked a whole bunch of them for my teams. It turned out I was right, only I picked all the wrong ones!

 

Bar the one guy who was so healthy for his age I was set up to interview him until he requested a delay through his uni as "he was a bit under the weather".... and promptly died a few months later!

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54 minutes ago, Lafaucheuse said:

 Fumaroli

 

Is that French for "smoking a roll-up"?  :)

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5 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

Is that French for "smoking a roll-up"?  :)

Ahah it’s french for « smoking in bed » litteraly

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1 minute ago, Lafaucheuse said:

Ahah it’s french for « smoking in bed » litteraly

 

:lol:  So it is,  I never thought of that.

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27 minutes ago, Whitehouse said:

Charles Webb, author of The Graduate, dies aged 81.

:clivedunn:As was posted 6 days and 6 posts ago.

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On 28/06/2020 at 15:21, time said:

:clivedunn:As was posted 6 days and 6 posts ago.

Well then the New York Post was late for the party....

 

Anyway, nice of you to give me a Clive.

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Twitter reporting the death of author and birder Steve Madge at age 72. Madge was president of the Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society at the time of his death and a former member of the British Birds Rarities Committee.

 

Edit: Steve Madge paid obit: https://funeral-notices.co.uk/wales/death-notices/notice/MADGE/4859977

 

 

 

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Best-selling author and Kabbalah teacher Karen Berg, who has served as the Spiritual Director at The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles, died at 77 years:

https://kabbalah.com/en/karen

Some of her books include God Wears Lipstick, Simple Light and To Be Continued: Reincarnation & the Purpose of Our Lives.

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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)

 

Shirley Ann Grau dead at 91.

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