Remembering Those We Lost in 2019

The literary world lost many in 2019, including those listed here (with date of death and link to obituary, where available.

Francine du Plessix Gray, 1/13

Mary Oliver, 1/17

Russell Baker, 1/21

Diana Athill, 1/23

Jan Wahl, 1/29

Edith Iglauer, 2/13

Andrea Levy, 2/14

Gillian Freeman, 2/23

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, 3/12

W.S. Merwin, 3/15

Jonathan Baumbach, 3/28

Vonda N. McIntyre, 4/1

Lorraine Branham, 4/2

Stanley Plumly, 4/11

Gene Wolfe, 4/14

Warren Adler, 4/15 

John L’Heureux, 4/22 

Patricia Battin, 4/22

Chris Albertson, 4/24

Wayson Choy, 4/28 

Les Murray, 4/29

Art Kunkin, 4/30 

Chuck Kinder, 5/3 

Rachel Held Evans, 5/4

John Lukacs, 5/6

Alvin Sargent, 5/9 

Herman Wouk, 5/17

Binyavanga Wainaina, 5/21

Judith Kerr, 5/22

Edmund Morris, 5/24

Tony Horwitz, 5/27

Anthony Price, 5/30

Susannah Hunnewell, 6/15

Judith Krantz, 6/22

Marie Ponsot, 7/5

Andrea Camilleri, 7/17

George Hodgman, 7/20

Brigitte Kronauer

Lois Wille, 7/23

Martin Mayer, 7/31

Toni Morrison, 8/5

Lee Bennett Hopkins, 8/8

Paule Marshall, 8/12

Terrance Dicks, 8/29

Dorothea Benton Frank, 9/2

James Atlas, 9/4

Kiran Nagarkar, 9/5

Peter Nichols, 9/7

Anne Rivers Siddons, 9/11

Cokie Roberts, 9/17

Günter Kunert, 9/21

Al Alvarez, 9/23

Elaine Feinstein, 9/23

Sol Stein, 9/26

Richard Jackson, 10/2

Ciaran Carson, 10/6

Kate Braverman, 10/12

Harold Bloom, 10/14

Johanna Lindsey, 10/27

William B. Branch, 11/3

Ernest J. Gaines, 11/5

Stephen Dixon, 11/6

Walter J. Minton, 11/19

Clive James, 11/24

Howard Cruse, 11/26

Andrew Clements, 11/28

Kate Figes, 12/7

Larry Heinemann, 12/11

Elisabeth Sifton, 12/13

Ward Just, 12/19

Elizabeth Spencer, 12/22

Karl E. Meyer, 12/22

Sonny Mehta, 12/30


© 2019 by Mary Daniels Brown

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