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RIP Peter Matthiessen

Award Winning Author Dies at Age 86 The author in 2008. Following an acclaimed career spanning six decades, author Peter Matthiessen passed away on April 5, 2014 at the age of 86 while waiting for the publication of his final novel.  Twice winner of National Book Awards for The Snow Leopard (1980-General Non-Fiction) and Shadow Country (2008-Fiction) – the only writer to have won the award for both fiction and non-fiction – Matthiessen is rightly remembered as one of the most respected nature writers of his time. Studying English and Zoology at Yale and subsequently co-founding The Paris [...]

2016-12-31T17:58:44-07:00April 8th, 2014|

RIP Ray Bradbury

Acclaimed Author Dies at Age 91 I've never been a big fan of science fiction novels.  Ray Bradbury would have considered me a perfect reader of his work - he never liked to consider himself a science fiction writer.  The rest of the world certainly did, but however you chose to classify him, Bradbury was a prolific and influential figure in the literary world for over 6 decades. Bradbury began his career in 1938 with his first publication of a short story, Hollerbochen's Dilemma.  He went on to publish more than 20 other short stories before his first [...]

2016-12-31T17:59:15-07:00June 6th, 2012|Tags: , |
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