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'She bonded with readers like family': Fans mourn 'Queen of Suspense' Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark, the tireless and long-reigning 'Queen of Suspense' whose tales of women beating the odds made her one of the world's most popular writers, died Friday at age 92.

02 Feb 2020

Sonny Mehta, visionary head of Alfred A Knopf publishing house, dies at 77

Sonny Mehta, the urbane and astute head of Alfred A Knopf, has died at age 77.

31 Dec 2019

Elizabeth Spencer, grande dame of Southern literature and author of Light In the Piazza, dies at 98

Elizabeth Spencer, a grande dame of Southern literature who bravely navigated between the Jim Crow past and open-ended present in her novels and stories, has died at 98.

25 Dec 2019

Harold Bloom, noted author of Anxiety of Influence and Yale professor, dies at 89

Harold Bloom, whose seminal The Anxiety of Influence and melancholy regard for the old masters made him a standard-bearer of civilisation amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89.

15 Oct 2019

'Language... the measure of our lives'; new book of Toni Morrison quotes out in December

A book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out in December.

08 Oct 2019

Ginger Baker, powerhouse drummer of Cream and Blind Faith dies peacefully at 80

Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive drummer for Cream and other bands who wielded blues power and jazz finesse, died Sunday at age 80.

07 Oct 2019

Alfred Alvarez, poetry critic and best-selling author, dies in London at age 90

Alfred Alvarez died in London of pneumonia, according to his literary representatives, Aitken Alexander Associates.

24 Sep 2019

Sales for Margaret Atwood's The Testaments, Handmaid's Tale sequel, top 125,000 copies

Sales for Margaret Atwood's The Testaments, her highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, have already topped 100,000 copies.

13 Sep 2019

RIP: Paule Marshall, Brooklyn-born novelist of diverse influences, dies at 90

Paule Marshall, who drew upon classic and vernacular literature to narrate the divides between blacks and whites, men and women and modern and traditional cultures, has died at age 90.

16 Aug 2019

Tribute: Toni Morrison was a 'literary mother to generations of writers, especially black women'

When author Angela Flournoy was asked to dress as her favourite literary character for a magazine shoot four years ago, she knew how to look the part...

07 Aug 2019

RIP Toni Morrison: Nobel laureate, pioneer and giant of modern literature dies at 88

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer of modern literature whose imaginative power transformed American letters by dramatising the pursuit of freedom within boundaries of race, has died at age 88.

07 Aug 2019

Documenter of Bob Dylan, Oscar winner DA Pennebaker dies at 94

DA Pennebaker, the Oscar-winning documentary maker who had many historic contributions to American culture and politics, has died. He was 94.

04 Aug 2019

John Steinbeck the traveller: Rare 'One American In Paris' story published this week

Ernest Hemingway wasn't the only Great American Writer with something to say about Paris.

31 Jul 2019