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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and fans of American novelist, Harper Lee who passed away at the age of 89. HARPER LEE

On July 11, 1960, Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird was published and garnered critical and commercial success. Last year, a prequel to Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman was published after being discovered in 2011 and was regarded as one of the year’s best selling books.

During her career and fiercely private life, Lee received an honorary doctorate of letters from The University Of The South in Sewanee, Tenn, a Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Arts, presented to her by President Barack Obama, in 2010.

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RIP Maya Angelou

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of Dr. Maya Angelou who passed away at her Winston-Salem home this morning. A poet, dancer, actor and educator, Angelou had been battling health issues and recently canceled an appearance at the 2014 MLB Beacon Award Luncheon on May 30 in Houston where she was meant to […]

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RIP: Tom Clancy

Story Developing: The New York Times and several reliable sources are reporting that author Tom Clancy has passed away in a hospital in Baltimore. Clancy penned the popular Jack Ryan series, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger, among many others. We will update you as more information becomes available. Our thoughts […]

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Frederick Pohl: November 26, 1919–September 2, 2013

We are saddened to hear of the passing of legendary writer Frederick Pohl who has maintained a seventy-plus year career, spanning 1937′s  “Elegy to a Dead Planet: Luna,”  to his most recent novel, All the Lives He Led (2011). The news of his passing was reported by his granddaughter, Emily Pohl Weary on Twitter. Pohl […]

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Gore Vidal 1925-2012

Gore Vidal, the iconoclastic writer, savvy analyst and imperious gadfly on the national conscience, has died. He was 86. Vidal died Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications of pneumonia, said nephew Burr Steers. Vidal was a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels, including historical works such as “Lincoln” and “Burr” and […]

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RIP Maeve Binchy, Bestselling Irish Writer

From The Guardian: Maeve Binchy, one of Ireland‘s best-loved writers, has died after a short illness, aged 72. The books of Binchy, a former journalist, sold 40 million copies and were translated into 30 languages. Her novels included Circle of Friends, which was adapted into a 1995 film starring Chris O’Donnell and Minnie Driver. Her […]