Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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R.I.P. 2011

Among the authors we lost in 2011: fictionist and literary journalist Wilfrid Sheed, Zen master and author Joko Beck, playwright and author Vaclev Havel (also a day job: first president of Czech Republic), author and playwright Max Wilk, author and psychologist James Hillman, and (directly below him in the photos) novelist Ernesto Sabato.  Next row: poet Ruth Stone, fictionist, poet and essayist Reynolds Price, journalist and author Tom Wicker, author and anthropologist Oscar Handlin, author Christopher Hitchens, historian and author Manning Marable.

Not pictured: Lynn Margulis, Anne McCaffrey, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Joel Rosenberg, Martin Woodhouse, Diana Wynne Jones, Lillian Jackson Braun, Lanford Wilson, Leo Steinberg, Romulus Linney, Andy Rooney, Daniel Bell, Sidney Lumet, Geraldine Ferraro.

May their work live forever, and may they rest in peace.   

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