Happy National Authors’ Day!

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Writers Who Died in 2017

 

  1. Brian Aldiss – English author, vice-president of the international H. G. Wells Society
  2. Buchi Emecheta – Nigerian novelist
  3. Colin Dexter – English author of the Inspector Morse series
  4. Denis Johnson – American writer of Jesus’ Son: Stories
  5. Derek Walcott – Saint Lucian poet and playwright who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature
  6. Harry Matthews – American writer of novels, poetry, short fiction, and essays
  7. Helen Dunmore – British poet, novelist, and children’s writer
  8. Howard Frank Mosher – American novelist
  9. Janusz Glowacki – Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter
  10. John Ashbery – American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
  11. John Berger – English art critic, novelist, painter, and poet
  12. Michael Bond – English writer, creator of Paddington Bear
  13. Miriam Tlali – South African novelist, the first black woman in South Africa to publish a novel
  14. Paula Fox – American award-winning children’s author
  15. Peter Abrahams – South African novelist, journalist, and political commentator
  16. Robert James Waller – American author of The Bridges of Madison County
  17. Robert M. Pirsig  – American writer and philosopher, and the author of  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  18. Sam Shepard – American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
  19. Sue Grafton – American crime writer, author of the ‘alphabet series’, starting with “A” is for Alibi
  20. William H. Gass – American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic
  21. William Melvin Kelley – African-American novelist
  22. William Peter Blatty – American writer and filmmaker, famous for The Exorcist

from Amanda on Writing

Readers & Writers Roundup

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