Booklicious: In Memoriam

January 04, 2010


I started to put together a post about writers who died in 2009, then found this moving tribute by The Guardian. Instead of putting together standard obituaries, friends and fellow authors have shared their memories of those who passed away this decade. The stories are full of warm anecdotes, funny tales and incredible facts - did you know, for instance, that Barbara Cartland, that doyenne of romance, wrote 723 books? Or that William Styron hated all things English and told his publishers, "It is a matter of supreme indifference to me if I am read in England," after hearing of bad reviews by English critics? Incredible.

Photo: Writer John Updike


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