Jump to content
maryportfuncity

Authors Last A Long Time, But....

Recommended Posts

Reports of the death of Desmond Guinness, second son of 2nd Baron Moyne and Diana Mitford, Anglo-Irish author and conservationist:

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Popular American author and journalist Gail Sheehy, whose most notable works include biographies of Margret Thatcher, Anwar Sadat and Mikhail Gorbatchev, died at 83 years:

https://www.kaaltv.com/national-news/writer-gail-sheehy-author-of-passages-dies-at-83/5839292/?cat=10159

She is also known for her bestselling work, Passages.

 

Loved her book about Gorbachev. 

 

Dying of pneumonia in August is bad luck.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

British Children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes is releasing a new book in October called Dogger's Christmas.

 

 

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Winston Groom, american writer of the famous novel-turned-film, Forrest Gump, died at 76 years.

He is also known for such nonfiction historical works as Kearny's March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Winston Groom, american writer of the famous novel-turned-film, Forrest Gump, died at 76 years.

He is also known for such nonfiction historical works as Kearny's March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847.


Link.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/09/2020 at 10:46, Bibliogryphon said:

British Children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes is releasing a new book in October called Dogger's Christmas.

 

 

 

The original Dogger was a masterpiece; truly an epic tale of love, loss and redemption.   I'm not sure any sequel could possibly match it, but glad to see the great Shirley Hughes is still producing work at 93.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Winston Groom, american writer of the famous novel-turned-film, Forrest Gump, died at 76 years.

He is also known for such nonfiction historical works as Kearny's March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847.

I have always seen Forrest Gump as a sort of  hero and have tried my best to follow his example in life so the death of his creator is very sad news. R.I.P The chocolates are finally finished. :(

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

https://heavy.com/news/2020/09/terry-goodkind-dead/

 

Fantasy author  Terry Goodkind has died aged 72.

 

Known for the sword of truth fantasy series of novels. 

 

I read Wizard's First Rule and my wife read some of the later ones. His books contained an awful lot of violence against women and some serious S&M issues and in his later books he started thanking the CIA for keeping America safe. 

  • Shocked 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A rare interview from July with my former pick, the writer/editor Dame Carmen Callil, where she actually mentions her health issues.

 

Quote

Mimsy is certainly not a word you would use to describe Callil. Nor vulnerable, though the 82-year-old has spent the past four months shielding, hence our remote lunch. “I’ve only got one-and-a-bit lung — I smoked, you see.” She laughs raspily, as only someone who once enjoyed a 20-a-day habit can. Was that her only brush with mortality? “No,” she says, matter-of-factly. “I had my lung out, my nipple chopped off — breast cancer — skin cancer and a slipped disc, from writing a book. But when you get to be old you know perfectly well you’re going to die, so it’s amazing I’m not dead, which is good!"

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Northern Irish author Sam McBratney has died aged 77. Famous for his children's book Guess How Much I Love You, from where the expression 'I love you to the moon and back' gained prominence.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Israeli writer Yhoshua Kenaz died this morning from Covid aged 83

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the obscure hints series... 

 

Chinese writer Ma Shitu hospitalised . 105 and has retired from writing in July mainly due to failing health. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whilst listing some of my old vinyl album's on ebay I discovered that Peter Currell (Brown) author of the 1965 surrealist novel Smallcreep's Day which inspired a concept solo album by Genesis bass player Mike Rutherford (pre the Mechanics) is still alive aged 84.

Wikipedia does not give a date of birth for him and apart from CND type activism he has little of note on his page but The Guardian might chip in with an obit for him when he finally goes

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Bibliogryphon said:

Whilst listing some of my old vinyl album's on ebay I discovered that Peter Currell (Brown) author of the 1965 surrealist novel Smallcreep's Day which inspired a concept solo album by Genesis bass player Mike Rutherford (pre the Mechanics) is still alive aged 84.

Wikipedia does not give a date of birth for him and apart from CND type activism he has little of note on his page but The Guardian might chip in with an obit for him when he finally goes


According to the GRO, born in or around April. Currell seems to be his mum's maiden name. He was born Peter C Brown so it must actually be his middle name, even though it's sometimes styled as a surname, "Currell-Brown".

His son blogs that he had hip replacement surgery in 2015.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×

Important Information

Your use of this forum is subject to our Terms of Use