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Deaths in June - 2018

Written in Stone - The Literary Cemetery

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Jun 2, 10:37am Top

John Julius Norwich died June 1st 2018 aged 88. He was a prolific author of books on history, including A Short History of Byzantium.

(Reposted from one of the threads on Book Talk)

Edited: Jun 2, 2:47pm Top

>1 Lyndatrue:: Many thanks to you, anglemark, and gilroy for rescuing me from a nasty mess I had got myself into. I think I can do better if I need to do something similar again. Apologies to all involved.

Edited: Jun 5, 2:30pm Top

Author Jill Ker Conway died June 1 at the age of 83. Her books include The Road from Coorain, True North : A Memoir and A Woman's Education.

Designer Kate Spade was found dead of an apparent suicide on June 5 at the age of 55. She wrote Style, Manners. Occasions (New Series of Lifestyle Books) and Kate Spade: Contents.

Jun 6, 8:55am Top

Food writer Barbara Kafka died June 1 at the age of 84. Her many books include Roasting-A Simple Art, SOUP: A Way of Life and Vegetable Love.

Jun 7, 10:39am Top

The oldest baseball hall of famer Red Schoendienst died June 6 at the age of 95. His memoir was called Red a Baseball Life.

Jun 7, 10:50am Top

Wow! I didn't realize Red was still alive...

Edited: Jun 8, 12:28pm Top

Celebrity chef, travel writer, and television host Anthony Bourdain killed himself in a hotel room in France where he was filming his CNN television show on June 8. He was 61. His many books include Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking and Bone in the Throat. :'( varielle is crushed :'(

Famed photographer David Douglas Duncan died June 7 at the age of 102. His many books include Picasso's Picassos, Picasso & Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey, Great Treasures of the Kremlin,
The private world of Pablo Picasso, Photo Nomad and Goodbye Picasso.

Artist Malcolm Morley died June 1 at the age of 86. His work can be seen in Malcolm Morley and Malcolm Morley: New Paintings and Watercolors 1984-1986.

Nobel winning biochemist Paul D. Boyer died June 2 at the age of 99. He wrote a multi-volume series called The Enzymes.

Prolific historian Ira Berlin died June 5 at the age of 77. His books include Many Thousands Gone and Generations of Captivity.

Edited: Jun 9, 10:46am Top

#9--it's a funny thing with Hopkins and me. Reading his and Danny Sugerman's 'No one here gets out alive'--their bio on the Doors singer Jim Morrison is what really set me off on the reading kick. They remarked on Morrison's wide ranging reading habits all throughout that book and it's really where I first encountered such a thing as a reading list. So thanks to all of them I'm on LT today.

Edited: Jun 10, 2:35pm Top

Jazz club owner Lorraine Gordon died June 9 at the age of 95. Her memoir was called Alive at the Village Vanguard.

Edited: Jun 13, 7:26am Top

Fashion designer and illustrator Michael Vollbracht died June 6 at the age of 71. He wrote Nothing Sacred.

Mad Magazine contributor Nick Meglin died June 2 at the age of 82. His books include Drawing from Within and The Art of Humorous Illustration.

Edited: Jun 14, 11:12am Top

Former member of the Stop Watch Gang, Stephen Reid died June 13 at the age of 68. His books include Jackrabbit Parole and A crowbar in the Buddhist garden.

Holocaust survivor Gena Turkel died June 7 at the age of 95. One of the British soldiers who liberated her from Bergen-Belsen became her future husband. She wrote I Light a Candle.

Edited: Jun 15, 8:27am Top

Voting rights activist Dorothy Cotton died June 10 at the age of 88. She wrote If Your Back's Not Bent: The Role of the Citizenship Education in the Civil Rights Movement.

Fantasy/sci-fi author Christopher Stasheff died June 10 at the age of 74. His many works include The Warlock in Spite of Himself , Her Majesty's Wizard and The Warlock Unlocked .

Edited: Jun 17, 10:28am Top

Controversial Actor Leslie Grantham died June 15 at the age of 71. His memoir was called Life and other Times and a children’s book Jack Bates and the Wizard’s Spell.

Edited: Jun 19, 8:16am Top

Edited: Jun 20, 8:36am Top

Australian golfer Peter Thomson died June 20 at the age of 88. His books include This wonderful world of golf and The Players: Golf.

Specialist in immunology, Dr. Adel A. F. Mahmoud died June 11 at the age of 76. His books include Schistosomiasis , Eosinophil in Health and Disease and Tropical and Geographical Medicine: Companion Handbook.

Pianist and professor of music Frances Slocum-Walker was the first black woman to be granted tenure at Oberlin College. She died June 9 at the age of 94. Her memoir was called A Miraculous Journey.

Former NBC News correspondent who wrote about Kissinger and Kennedy, Richard Valeriani died June 9 at the age of 85. He wrote Travels With Henry.

Jun 21, 11:52am Top

Philosopher Stanley Cavell died June 19 at the age of 91. His books include The Claim of Reason and Must We Mean What we Say?.

Jun 24, 10:34am Top

Editor and literary critic Nina Baym died June 15 at the age of 82. She is the author of Feminism and American Literary History and Novels, Readers and Reviewers among others, and was one of the key editors of many many editions of the Norton Anthology of American Literature. Obituary here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/obituaries/nina-baym-who-brought-novels-by-women-to-light-dies-at-82.html?emc=edit_th_180624&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=578995380624

Jun 25, 9:20am Top

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall died June 23 at the age of 89. He was the prize-winning author of many volumes of poetry including White Apples and the Taste of Stone and Without: Poems, an elegiac volume about his wife the poet Jane Kenyon; children's books (e.g. The Ox Cart Man); literary criticism & biography (e.g. Their Ancient Glittering Eyes); books about baseball (e.g. Fathers Playing Catch with Sons; and he edited a number of poetry anthologies (e.g. New Poets of England and America). Obituary here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/24/obituaries/donald-hall-a-poet-laureate-of-the-rural-life-is-dead-at-89.html?emc=edit_th_180625&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=578995380625

Edited: Jul 19, 9:29pm Top

Prolific cranky science fiction writer and editor Harlan Ellison died June 27 at the age of 84. Author of Deathbird Stories, Shatterday and much else. Obit here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/29/obituaries/harlan-ellison-intensely-prolific-science-fiction-writer-dies-at-84.html

Edited: Jul 10, 1:58pm Top

Comic book artist Steve Ditko died June 29 at the age of 90. His work can be seen in the Essential Spider-Man, Volume 1, Marvel Masterworks, Volume 001: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol 01 Nos. 01-10 and Essential Doctor Strange, Volume 1.

French author, editor and war correspondent Philippe de Baleine died June 7 at the age of 86. His work includes Hôtel des Piranhas and Le Bar des Lagunes.

Nobel winner Dr. Arvid Carlsson died June 29 at the age of 95. His books include Hjärnans budbärare and Pharmacology of cholinergic and adrenergic transmission.

Pakistani diplomat Jamsheed Marker died June 21 at the age of 95. He wrote East Timor: A Memoir of the Negotiations for Independence and Cover Point: Impressions of Leadership in Pakistan.

Golf instructor Phil Rodgers died June 26 at the age of 80. His books include Play Lower Handicap Golf and A Unique Teacher of the Pros Shows You How to Play Lower Handicap Golf.

Photographer David Goldblatt died June 25 at the age of 87. His books include David Goldblatt: In Boksburg (Books on Books) and South Africa: The Structure of Things Then.

Editor who worked on the many volumes of The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Nina Baym died June 15 at the age of 82.

Teacher specializing in overcoming dyslexia, Diana Hanbury King died June 15 at the age of 90. Her books include Writing Skills: Book 1, Writing Skills Teacher's Handbook and
English Isn't Crazy!: The Elements of Our Language and How to Teach Them .

Computer scientist James Gips died June 10 at the age of 72. He wrote Mastering Excel: A Problem-Solving Approach, Second Edition and
Mastering Excel 2013: A Problem-Solving Approach (2nd Edition).

Jul 10, 3:12pm Top

>25 varielle: Welcome back!

For Nina Baym see >20 Crypto-Willobie:

Jul 11, 9:55am Top

Psychiatrist Price Cobbs died June 25 at the age of 89. He wrote My American Life: From Rage to Entitlement.

Edited: Jul 12, 12:57pm Top

Sex educator Patricia Schiller died June 29 at the age of 104. Her books include Sex Questions Kids Ask and Creative Approach to Sex Education.

Jul 25, 3:03pm Top

Children's author Christine Nostlinger died June 28 at the age of 81. Her books include Conrad: The Factory-Made Boy, Fly Away Home and Cucumber King.

Aug 23, 7:20am Top

Social scientist Geoff Dench died June 24th 2018 aged 77. He wrote several books including The New East End and was dismayed when it was embraced by the BNP which won some support in Tower Hamlets in the early 1990s.

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