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Deaths from World of Writing & Publishing: 2015

It’s time to remember the people whom the world of writing and publishing lost in the last year. Here are their names, along with, when available, a link to an obituary and the date of death.

Miller Williams,  1/1

Joan Peters,  1/5

Robert Stone,  1/10

John Bayley

Alice K. Turner,  1/17

Jack Leggett, 1/25

Colleen McCullough

Rod McKuen,  1/29

Stewart Stern,  2/2

Martin Gilbert, 2/3

Anne Moody,  2/5

André Brink,  2/6

Assia Djebar,  2/7

David Carr,  2/12

Philip Levine,  2/14

Arnaud de Borchgrave,  2/15

Yasar Kemal,  2/28

Terry Pratchett,  3/12

Valentin Rasputin,  3/14

William B. Ewald Jr., 3/16

Ellen Conford,  3/20

Bill Jamison,  3/31

John E. Walsh

David A. Laventhol,  4/8

Ivan Doig,  4/9

Günter Grass

Eduardo Galeano,  4/13

Elizabeth Brown Pryor,  4/13

Barbara Strauch,  4/15

Jonathan Lanman,  4/19

William Price Fox,  4/19

Frederic Morton,  4/20

M.H. Abrams,  4/21

Marcia Brown,  4/28

Ruth Rendell AKA Barbara Vine,  5/2

Joshua Ozersky,  5/4

William Zinsen,  5/12

Franz Wright,  5/14

Judith St. George,  6/10

Hilary Masters,  6/14

Nelson Doubleday Jr.,  6/17

James Salter,  6/19

Theodore Weenier,  6/29

John A. Williams,  7/3

William Conrad Gibbons,  7/4

James Tate,  7/8

E.L. Doctorow,  7/21

Don Oferdorfer,  7/23

Ann Rule,  7/26

Alan Cheese,  7/31

David Nobbs,  8/8

Ann McGovern,  8/8

Oliver Sacks,  8/30

Warren Murphy,  9/4

Frank D. Gilroy,  9/12

Jackie Collins,  9/19

C. K. Williams,  9/20

Henning Mankell, 10/9

Gerald Gross, 10/14

Paul West, 10/18

Jerome Kass, 10/22

Dan Pointer, 11/3

René Girard, 11/4

Rena Wolner, 11/7

Madeline DeFrees, 11/11

Stephen Birmingham, 11/15

Arthur T. Hadley, 11/25

William McIlvanney, 12/5

Timothy Seldes, 12/5

Peter Dickinson, 12/16

Charles F. Harris, 12/16