Remembering Those We Lost in 2012

The writing and publishing world lost way too many people in 2012.

Here’s a list of names, with, if available, date of death and a link to an obituary.

Sam Levin     1/2

Josef Skvorecky        1/3

Mary C. Henderson     1/3

Charles W. Bailey     1/3

Milburn Calhoun      1/7

Wislawa Szymborska       2/1

Basil Payne

John Turner Sargent, Sr.       2/5

John Christopher (given name: Samuel Youd)       ca. 2/6

Jeffrey Zaslow       2/10

Anthony Shadid     2/16

Richard Blood     2/17

Peter Novick     2/17

Barney Rosset     2/21

Dmitri Nabokov     2/22

George Fisher     2/22

William Gay     2/23

Jan Berenstain      2/24

William Wright     2/26

Andrew Breitbart     3/1

Richard Morgan     3/9

Christine Brooke-Rose     3/21

Adrienne Rich    3/27

Harry Crews     3/28

Dora Saint, “Miss Read”     4/7

Nicholas Webb     4/10

Doris Betts     4/21

Frank Pearl     5/4

Maurice Sendak     5/8

Carlos Fuentes     5/15

Henry Denker     5/15

Jean Craighead George     5/15

Paul Fussell     5/23

Kathi Kamen Goldmark     5/24

Ellen Levine     5/26

Leo Dillon

Paul Sussman     5/31

Rosa Guy     6/3

Ray Bradbury     6/5

Barry Unsworth

Nora Ephron     6/26

Philip Fradkin     7/8

Donald J. Sobol

Alexander Cockburn     7/21

Margaret Mahy     7/23

Maeve Binchy     7/30

Gore Vidal     7/31

David Rakoff     8/9

Helen Gurley Brown     8/13

Harry Harrison     8/13

Nina Bawden     8/22

Arthur O. Sulzberger     9/29

Eric Hobsbawm     10/1

Eric Lomax    10/8

Patrick O’Connor     10/13

Paul Kurtz      10/20

Jacques Barzun     10/25

Juanita Casey

Valerie Eliot     11/9

Jack Gilbert     11/13

Bryce Courtenay

Deborah Raffin

David Oliver Relin     11/15

Christopher Davis

Robert Lescher     11/28

Jake Adam York     12/16