Remembering Those We Lost in 2014

Preparing this list is my least favorite task of the year. Here are the people from the writing and publishing worlds whom we lost during 2014, including, where available, a link to an obituary and date of death.

Elizabeth Jane Howard 1/2

Tom Rosenthal

Amiri Baraka 1/9

Juan Gelman 1/14

Leslie Lee 1/20

Jose Emilio Pacheco

Gary Arlington

Richard Grossman 1/27

Maxine Kumin 1/6

Mavis Gallant 2/18

Walter E. Freese, Jr. 2/21

William F. Thomas 2/23

Bill Adler 2/28

Justin Kaplan 3/2

Sherwin Nuland 3/3

Ned O’Gorman 3/7

Donald Michael Kraig 3/17

Patrick McGovern 3/19

Curtis Bill Pepper 4/4

Lois Wallace 4/4

Peter Matthiessen 4/5

Mary Cheever 4/7

Sue Townsend 4/10

Doris Pilkington Garimara 4/10

Gabriel García Márquez 4/17

Alistair MacLeod 4/20

Tadeusz Rozewicz 4/24

Farley Mowat 5/6

Leslie Thomas 5/6

Mary Stewart 5/9

Sam Greenlee 5/19

Arthur Gelb 5/20

Maya Angelou 5/28

Jay Lake

Marilyn Beck 5/31

Mary Soames 5/31

Eric Hill 6/6

Daniel Keyes 6/15

Lloyd Garrison 6/21

Felix Dennis 6/22

Nancy Garden 6/23

Ana María Matute 6/25

Dermot Healy 6/29

Walter Dean Myers 7/1

Curt Gentry 7/10

Nadine Gordimer 7/13

Thomas Berger 7/13

Bel Kaufman 7/25

Louise Shivers 7/26

Margot Adler 7/28

Billie Letts 8/2

Dorothy Salisbury Davis 8/3

Frederick G. Ruffner, Jr. 8/12

Jeremiah Healy 8/14

William Greaves 8/25

Wendi Harris Kaufman 8/27

Herbert R. Lottman 8/27

Penelope Niven 8/28

Charles Bowden 8/30

Tony Auth 9/14

J. California Cooper 9/20

Alastair Reid 9/21

John Mack Carter 9/26

Park Honan 9/27

Siegfried Lenz 10/7

Zilpha Keatley Snyder 10/7

Carolyn Kizer 10/9

Ben Bradlee 10/21

Raleigh Trevelyan 10/23

Galway Kinnell 10/28

R. A. Montgomery 11/9

Charles Champlin 11/16

P. D. James 11/27

Mark Strand 11/29

Kent Haruf

Radwa Ashour 11/30

Vicente Leñero 12/3

Claudia Emerson 12/4

Norman Bridwell 12/12