Wednesday, March 05, 2014

In Memoriam to Literary Lions

Inspired by the Oscars' Memorial Tribute, I found a list of individuals who passed away in 2013 who contributed to 20th and 21st century literature in English. Let us now praise famous men (and women): their published words will endure for decades to come.

Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart)
Iain Banks (The Bridge; Excession)
Tom Clancy (Hunt for Red October)
Evan Connell (Mrs. Bridge; Mr. Bridge)
Richard Ben Cramer (What It Takes: the Way to the White House)
Janet Dailey (100 romance novels)
Roger Ebert (Life Itself)
Vince Flynn (counter-terrorism thrillers)
Marcella Hazan (Classic Italian Cookbook)
Seamus Heaney (Nobel Prize winning poet)
E.L. Konigsburg(From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala  (Heat and Dust)
Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty)
Doris Lessing (Golden Notebook)
Richard Matheson (I Am Legend)
Michael Palmer (medical thrillers)
Barbara Park (Junie B. Jones series)
Barbara Robinson (Best Christmas Pageant Ever)
Jack Vance (science fiction)
Bernard Waber (Lyle, Lyle Crocodile)
Charlotte Zolotow (70 children's books)

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