NOTABLE LITERARY DEATHS IN 2018

Posted by Jacob Thompson on

A LAST GOODBYE TO THE AUTHORS, EDITORS, AND BOOK PEOPLE WE LOST THIS YEAR

This year, we were obliged to say goodbye to far too many literary luminaries, as well as a few pretty complicated figures. From the man who made the Strand into 18 miles of books to the woman who made speculative fiction what it is today to Philip Roth, who needs no descriptor. Here, at the end of a very complicated and very confusing year, we remember some of those great writers, editors, and literary advocates—with the sure knowledge that this tribute will not be their last.

Fred Bass, January 3

Ursula K. Le Guin, January 22

Lucie Brock-Broido, March 6

Elizabeth Ebert, March 20

Philip Kerr, March 23

Anita Shreve, March 29

Tom Wolfe, May 14

Philip Roth, May 22

Anthony Bourdain, June 8

Donald Hall, June 23

Harlan Ellison, June 27

V. S. Naipaul, August 11

Todd Bol, October 18

Tony Hoagland, October 23

Ntozake Shange, October 27

William Goldman, November 16

 


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