Thursday, December 29, 2011

Authors, Poets, and Playwrights Lost in 2011

As happens every year, 2011 claimed a long list of writers, poets, and playwrights from around the world.  Here's the list that I've pulled so far - with just three days to go (the ones in red are simply the ones most readers will be familiar with):



January
2                                  Robert Trumble – Australian writer – 91
3                                  Eva Strittmatter – German writer – 80
4                                  Dick King-Smith – British author – 88
6                                  Susana Chavez – Mexican poet – 36
9                                  Ruth Cavin – American writer – 92
11                               Marcel Trudel – Canadian author – 93
15                               Romulus Linney – American playwright – 80
17                               M.K. Binodini – Indian writer 0 88
17                               Jean Dutourd – French author – 91
19                               Wilfrid Sheed – American author – 80
20                               F.A. Nettlebeck – American poet – 60
20                               Reynolds Price – American author – 77
22                               Park Wan-suh – South Korean author – 79
23                               Novica Tadic – Yugoslavian poet – 62
24                               Anna Yablonskaya – Ukrainian playwright – 29
25                               Vincent Cronin – British writer – 86
26                               R.F. Langley – British poet – 72
27                               Diana Norman – British author – 77
29                               Loreen Rice Lucas – Canadian author – 96
30                               Hisaye Yamamoto – American author – 89
31                               Nikolay Dorizo – Russian poet – 87
31                               Stuart Hood – Scottish writer – 95


February
2                                  Eric Nicol – Canadian writer – 91
5                                  Brian Jacques – British author – 71
8                                  Jorma Ojaharju – Finnish author – 72
11                               Bo Carpelan – Finnish poet and author – 84
15                               Judith Binney – New Zealand author – 70
16                               Hans Joachim Alpers – German writer – 67
17                               James McLure – American playwright – 59
17                               Perry Moore – American author – 39
19                               Max Wilk – American playwright and author – 90
25                               Aminath Faiza – Maldivian poet and author – 82
25                               Manny Fried – American playwright – 97
28                               Netiva Ben-Yehuda – Israeli author – 82

March
1                                  Hazel Rowley – Australian writer - 59
2                                  John Haines – American poet – 86
2                                  Thor Vihjalmsson – Icelandic author – 85
3                                  May Cutler – Canadian author – 87
3                                  Al Morgan – American author – 91
12                               Olive Dickason – Canadian author – 91
14                               Giora Leshem - Israeli poet – 71
15                               Amos Bar – Israeli author – 79
15                               Jean Liedloff – American writer – 84
24                               Lanford Wilson – American playwright – 73
26                               Joe Bageant – American writer – 64
26                               Diana Wynne Jones – British author – 76
27                               H.R.F. Keating – British writer – 84

April
2                                  Paul Violi – American poet – 66
3                                  Ulli Beier – German writer – 88
3                                  Marian Pankowski – Polish writer – 91
6                                  L.J. Davis – American writer – 70
10                               Stephen Watson – South African writer – 56
14                               Arthur Marx (son of Groucho) – American writer – 89
23                               John Sullivan – British writer – 64
25                               Ira Cohen – American poet – 76
29                               Abdul Hameed – Pakistani writer – 83
30                               Ernesto Sabato – Argentine writer – 99

May
6                                  Oniroku Dan – Japanese author – 80
7                                  Kate Swift – American writer – 87
7                                  Doric Wilson – American playwright – 72
9                                  Newton Thornburg – American author – 81
10                               Patrick Galvin – Irish writer – 83
13                               Pam Gems – British playwright – 85
14                               Birgitta Trotzig – Swedish author – 81
15                               Martin Woodhouse – British author – 78
18                               Dick Wimmer – American author – 74
19                               William Kloefkorn – American poet – 78
22                               Bob Gould – Australian bookseller – 74
25                               Edwin Honig – American poet and translator – 91
25                               Yannis Varveris – Greek poet – 56
27                               Johanna Fiedler – American author – 65

June
2                                  Josephine Hart – British novelist – 69
3                                  Harry Bernstein – American author – 101
4                                  Lilian Jackson Braun – American author – 97
4                                  Andreas P. Nielsen – Danish author – 58
7                                  Jorge Semprun – Spanish writer – 87
10                               Patrick Leigh Fermor – British author – 96
12                               Kathryn Tucker Windham – American author – 93
21                               E.M. Broner – American author – 83
21                               Robert Kroetsch – Canadian novelist – 83
24                               Richard Webster – British writer – 60
26                               Simon Heere Heeresima – Dutch writer – 79
29                               K.D. Sethna – Indian writer – 106

July
3                                  Ian Blair – British romance novelist – 69
3                                  Francis King – British writer – 88
6                                  Warren Leslie – American author – 84
16                               Geraint Bowen – Welsh poet – 95
20                               Blaize Clement – American writer – 78
20                               Gloria Sawai – Canadian writer – 78
27                               Hilary Evans – British author – 82

August
1                                  Stan Barstow – English novelist – 83
2                                  Leslie Esdaile Banks – American author – 51
3                                  William Sleator – American science fiction writer – 66
11                               David Holbrook – English writer – 88
15                               Colin Harvey – British science fiction writer – 50
21                               Edith Tiempo – Filipino author – 92
22                               Samuel Menashe – American poet – 85
25                               Ruth Thomas – British writer  - 66
26                               Susan Fromberg Schaeffer – American novelist – 71

September
4                                  Hugh Fox – American novelist and poet – 79
6                                  Michael S. Hart – Project Gutenberg founder and e-book inventor – 64
9                                  Khairy Shalaby – Egyptian writer – 73
14                               Frank Parkin – British author – 80
19                               Jo Carson – American writer – 64
23                               Jose Miguel Varas – Chilean writer – 83
25                               Denis Cannan – British playwright – 92
27                               Sara Douglass – Australian writer – 54
29                               Hella Haasse – Dutch writer – 93

October
1                                  Ruby Langford Ginibi – Australian author – 77
2                                  Taha Muhammad Ali – Palestinian poet – 80
7                                  Mildred Savage – American author – 92
7                                  Avner Treinin – Israeli poet – 83
15                               Gerald Shapiro – American writer – 61
18                               Paul Everac – Romanian writer – 87
18                               Andrea Zanzotto – Italian poet – 90
21                               Anis Mansour – Egyptian writer – 86
24                               Morio Kita – Japanese novelist – 84

November
1                                  Andre Hodeir – French author – 90
3                                  H.G. Francis – German writer – 75
4                                  Andy Rooney – American writer and journalist – 92
5                                  Les Daniels – American writer – 68
6                                  Isaac Chocron – Venezuelan playwright – 81
6                                  Peretz Kidron – Israeli writer – 78
7                                  Tomas Segovia – Mexican poet – 84
7                                  F. Springer – Dutch writer – 79
9                                  Shmuel Ben-Artzi – Israeli writer – 96
10                               Barbara Grier – American publisher – 78
16                              Rusian Akhtakhanov – Chechen poet – 58
17                               Peter Reading – English poet – 65
18                               Daniel Sada – Mexican author – 58
19                               Michael Hastings – English playwright – 73
19                               Ruth Stone – American poet – 96
20                               Shelagh Delaney – British playwright – 72
21                               Anne McCaffrey – American science fiction writer – 85
24                               Helen Forrester – Canadian writer – 92
25                               Leonid Borodin – Russian novelist – 73
25                               Erling Laegreid – Norwegian author – 72
29                               Mamoni Raisom Goswami – Indian writer – 69

December
1                                  Christa Wolf – German writer – 82
2                                 Christopher Logue – British poet – 85
2                                  David Montgomery – American historian – 84
7                                  Josip Barkovic – Croatian writer – 94
8                                  Gilbert Adair – Scottish author – 66
10                               Jean Baucus – American author – 94
11                               Ahmed Bahgat – Egyptian writer – 79
13                               T.J. Bass – Amerian writer – 79
13                               Kabir Chowdhury – Bangladeshi writer – 88
13                               Russell Hoban – American writer – 86
15                               Christopher Hitchens – British writer – 62
20                               Hana Andronikova – Czech writer – 44
22                               Richard Bessiere – French author – 88
25                               Simms Taback – American author - 79

4 comments:

  1. I really liked Three Days in That Autumn by Park Wan-suh. She wrote a fictionalized memoir called Who Ate Up All the Shinga? which is on my TBR. I think I'll make this one of my first reads for 2012.

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  2. I am not familiar with her work, Susan. Is she a "literary novelist," or what?

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  3. Yes, she would count as literary. She's not too well known outside of Korea except for devotees of Korean literature.

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  4. That makes me curious about her, Susan. I'll have to see if I can find something of hers here. Thanks for the info.

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