In Memoriam: 2021

In Memoriam 2021

Remember Ian Falconer

Ian Falconer was awarded a Caldecott Honor for Olivia, and went on to write several more stories about the young pig with a big imagination.

Pele: "King of the Most Beautiful Game"

Pele, Soccer's first star died on 29 December 2022 at the age of 82 (1940-2022) He was known as the King of Soccer.

Remembering Russell Banks

Russell Banks wrote several books, including the Pulitzer Prize Winning Cloudsplitter, and The Sweet Hereafter, which was made into a movie.

Remembering Greg Bear, 1951 - 2022

We remember award-winning author Greg Bear, one of the founders of San Diego Comic-Con, who passed away on November 19 at age 71.

Remembering Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel, two-time winner of the Booker Prize, has passed away. She authored 12 novels including the prize-winning Wolf Hall.

Celebrating Paddington Bear

Paddington the bear has been delighting children for decades. Follow him on all his adventures!

Remembering Barbara Ehrenreich

Author of more than 20 books, Barbara Ehrenreich is best known for writing the best-selling Nickel and Dimed In America.

Remembering Nicholas Evans

Nicholas Evans wrote bestselling books, including The Horse Whisperer and The Smoke Jumper.

Remembering David McCullough

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough chronicled American history in his biographies of John Adams, the Wright Brothers, and more.

In Memoriam of Nichelle Nichols

This Reader's Advisory explores the existence of Blackness in Science Fiction while paying homage to Nichelle Nichols.

Remembering Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods, born in Manchester, Georgia, is best known for his Stone Barrington mystery novels. He passed away on July 22, 2022 at 84.

Remembering Eric Flint

Known for his alternate sci-fi novels, Eric Flint authored several series including 1632 and Belisarius.

Remembering Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy was known for his books about dramatic events in U.S. history. He won Newbery Honors for American Plague and The Great Fire.

Remembering Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins wrote more than 50 books, including the best-selling The Eagle Has Landed and the popular Sean Dillon series.

Remembering Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan wrote more than 60 books for children, including the Newbery Award winning Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Remembering Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes wrote and illustrated more than 50 books. She is a two-time recipient of the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration.
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