Deaths in September - 2019
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Memoirist Barbara Propst Solomon died September 1 at the age of 90. Her books include America--Meet Modernism! Women of the Little Magazine Movement, The Beat of Life amd Horse-Trading and Ecstasy: Essays.
Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh died September 3 at the age of 74. His books include Peter Lindbergh: Selected Work 1996-1998 for my friend Franca Sozzani and Grace: Thirty Years Of Fashion At Vogue.
Screenwriter Terrance Dicks adapted many Dr. Who stories to novel form including Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks and Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster. He died September 2 at the age of 84.
Biographer James Atlas died September 4 at the age of 70. His work includes Bellow and Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet .
Former leader of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe died September 5 at the age of 95. His works include Robert Mugabe on aspects of Zimbabwean foreign and domestic policies and Zimbabwe : la terre et le sang : entretien avec Robert Mugabe.
Member of the Dutch Resistance, Diet Eman died September 3 at the age of 99. She wrote Things We Couldn't Say .
Photographer Robert Frank died September 9 at the age of 94. His works include The Americans and Robert Frank: Moving Out.
Economist Frederic L. Pryor was perhaps best known for being exchanged in the bridge of spies case. His books include Economic systems of Foraging, The Red and the Green: The rise and the fall and Who’s not working and why.
Oil man T. Boone Pickens died September 11 at the age of 91. His books include The First Billion is the Hardest and Boone: The Luckiest Guy in the World.
Southern writer Anne Rivers Siddons died September 11 at the age of 83. Her books include The House Next Door, Heartbreak Hotel and Peachtree Road.
NPR journalist Cokie Roberts died September 17 at the age of 75. Her books include Founding Mothers, Capital Dames and Ladies of Liberty. 😢
Automobile industry journalist Paul Ingrassia died September 16 at the age of 69. He wrote Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars, Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster and Comeback: The Fall & Rise of the American Automobile Industry.
Musician John Cohen died September 16 at the age of 87. His books include There Is No Eye and Young Bob: John Cohen's Early Photographs of Bob Dylan.
Television news correspondent Sander Vanocur died September 16 at the age of 91. He co-wrote A Tribute to John F. Kennedy.
Former soccer star Fernando Ricksen died September 18 at the age of 43. His autobiography was called Fighting Spirit: The Autobiography of Fernando Ricksen.
Biographer Henrietta Garnett died September 4 at the age of 74. Her books include Anny, Wives and Stunners and Family Skeletons.
Canadian author Graeme Gibson died September 18 at the age of 85. His books include The Bedside Book of Birds and The Bedside book of Beasts.
The first black general in the US Marine Corps, Frank E. Peterson died September 17 at the age of 83. His memoir was called Into the Tiger’s Jaw.
By the way, Graeme Gibson was the long-term partner of Margaret Atwood, from 1973 until his death. They had a daughter together. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graeme_Gibson#Personal_life
The first German cosmonaut Sigmund Jahn died September 21 at the age of 82. His memoir was called Erlebnis Weltraum. In my terrible German I believe that translates to Space Experience.
Professor emeritus of surgery, Dr. Robert N. McClelland died September 10 at the age of 89. He is best remembered as part of the surgical team that tried to save John F. Kennedy and then two days later Lee Harvey Oswald. He was the creator and editor of Selected Readings in General Surgery.
Publisher Sol Stein died September 19 at the age of 92. He wrote Stein on Writing.
Former French President Jacques Chirac died September 26 at the age of 86. He wrote My Life in Politics.
Illustrator Marjorie Blamey died September 8 at the age of 101. Her books include Wild flowers of Britain and northern Europe, Alpine Flowers and Mediterranean Wild Flowers.
Elaine Feinstein died September 23rd 2019 aged 88.Best known for a biography of Ted Hughes.
Author Elaine Feinstein died September 23 at the age of 88. Her many books include Ted Hughes: The Life of a Poet and Anna of all the Russias.
Pianist Paul Badura-Skoda died September 25 at the age of 91. He wrote Interpreting Bach at the Keyboard.
Illustrator Pierre Le-Tan died September 17 at the age of 69. His many works include Happy Birthday Oliver! and Oliver’s Picnic.
Illustrator Mordicai Gerstein died September 24 at the age of 83. His many books include The Man Who Walked Between The Towers and The Mountains of Tibet.
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