Deaths in January - 2017

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Deaths in January - 2017

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1varielle
Jan 2, 2017, 4:38pm

Artist John Berger died January 2 at the age of 90. His many books include Ways of Seeing and G..

3varielle
Jan 4, 2017, 11:08am

French Olympian skier Jean Vuarnet died January 2 at the age of 83. He was co-author of How to Ski the New French Way.

4varielle
Editado: Jan 5, 2017, 2:08pm

Philosophy professor Derek Parfit died January 1 at the age of 74. His books include Reasons and Persons and On What Matters.

5patchygirl
Editado: Jan 5, 2017, 3:51pm

Campaigner against sexual violence Jill Saward died at 51 on 5th January. She was the author of Rape: My Story.

6varielle
Jan 9, 2017, 2:57pm

Arms control advocate Jeremy J. Stone died January 1 at the age of 81. He was the author of Every man Should Try: Adventures of a Public interest activist.

7varielle
Editado: Jan 9, 2017, 3:00pm

Prolific journalist Nat Hentoff died January 7 at the age of 91. His books include The Day They Came to Arrest the Book, The War on the Bill of Rights and Free Speech for me==But Not for Thee.

8varielle
Editado: Jan 9, 2017, 3:03pm

Former Prime Minister and President of Portugal, Mario Soares died January 7 at the age of 92. His books include Os poemas da Minha Vida and Escritos do Exilio.

9varielle
Jan 11, 2017, 2:42pm

Famed war correspondent Clare Hollingworth died January 10 at the age of 105. Her books include Front Line, Mao and the Men Against Him and Captain if Captured.

10varielle
Jan 11, 2017, 3:54pm

Michael Chamberlain was the father of the Australian baby killed by a dingo in 1980. His memoir was called Beyond Azaria: Black Light White Light. He died January 9 at the age of 72.

11varielle
Editado: Jan 11, 2017, 4:02pm

Former German president Roman Herzog died January 10 at the age of 82. His books include Preventing the Clash of Civilizations and Staaten der Fruhzeit.

Paralyzed NYPD Officer Steven McDonald, who publicly forgave the boy who shot him, died January 10 at the age of 59. He wrote Steven McDonald Story.

Right wing black activist Roy Innis died January 8 at the age of 82. He wrote Energy Keepers Energy Killers: The New Civil Rights Battle.

12varielle
Jan 12, 2017, 12:50pm

Financial author Christopher m. Byron died January 7 at the age of 72. He wrote Martha Inc, Testosterone Inc and The Fanciest Dive.

13varielle
Jan 13, 2017, 12:30pm

Novelist William Peter Blatty died January 12 at the age of 89. He is best known for The Exorcist.

14patchygirl
Editado: Jan 19, 2017, 6:16am

Author and illustrator Babette Cole died at 66 on 15th January. She was the creator of many children's picture books including Princess Smartypants and Mummy Laid an Egg.

15Noisy
Jan 19, 2017, 12:19pm

Pioneering female cricketer Rachael Heyhoe Flint - autobiography Heyhoe!: The autobiography of Rachael Heyhoe Flint - died 2017-01-18.

16varielle
Jan 19, 2017, 2:20pm

Economist and linguist Zhou Youguang, who created Pinyin the Romanized Chinese alphabet, died on January 14 at the age of 111. He wrote The Historical Evolution of Chinese Languages and Scripts.

17varielle
Jan 19, 2017, 2:23pm

Conservationist and friend to fish, Bud Lilly died January 4 at the age of 91. He wrote Bud Lilly's Guide to Fly Fishing the New West and A Trout's Best Friend.

18varielle
Jan 19, 2017, 2:26pm

Ex-pro wrestler Jimmy Snuka died January 15 at theage of 73. His autobiography was called Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story.

19varielle
Editado: Jan 19, 2017, 3:33pm

California historian Kevin Starr died January 14 at the age of 76. His many books include California: A History and Americans and the California Dream.

Artist and caricaturist Dick Gautier died January 13 at the age of 85. His books include The Creative Cartoonist, Drawing and Cartooning 1,001 caricatures and Actors as Artists.

Computer science professor and chess champion Hans Berliner died January 13 at the age of 87. He wrote The System: A World Champion's Approach to Chess and Chess as Problem Solving.

Astronaut Eugene Cernan died on January 16 at the age of 82. He wrote The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space.

Controversial Bishop Eddie L. Long died January 15 at the age of 63. He wrote What a Man Wants What a Woman Needs and It's Your Time: Reclaim Your Territory for the Kingdom.

Soprano Roberta Peters died January 18 at the age of 86. She wrote A Debut at the Met.

Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman died January 9 at the age of 91. His books include Modernity and the Holocaust and Liquid Modernity.

20varielle
Jan 23, 2017, 9:54am

South African author Peter Abrahams died January 18 at the age of 97. His books include Mine Boy, Tell Freedom: Memories of Africa and The Path of Thunder.

21varielle
Jan 23, 2017, 12:02pm

Actor Gordon Kaye died January 23 at the age of 75. His autobiography was called Rene & Me.

22varielle
Jan 25, 2017, 11:38am

Columnist and author of advice books for parents, Vicki Lansky died January 15 at the age of 75. Her books include Feed me, I'm Yours and Games Babies Play.

23varielle
Jan 25, 2017, 11:44am

Editor for Time-Life, Esquire and many others, Byron Dobell died January 21 at the age of 89. His books include A Sense of History: The Best Writing from the Pages of American heritage. and Creative Pictures.

24varielle
Jan 25, 2017, 2:58pm

Actress Mary Tyler Moore died January 25 at the age of 80. She wrote After All and Growing Up Again.

25varielle
Jan 26, 2017, 11:29am

Psychiatrist and pediatrician Phyllis Harrison-Ross died January 16 at the age of 80. She wrote The Black Child: A Parents' Guide.

26varielle
Jan 26, 2017, 11:33am

Speech writer for President Johnson, Harry J. Middleton died January 20 at the age of 95. His books include LBJ: The White House Years, Lady Bird Johnson-A Life Well Lived and The Compact history of the Korean War.

27lriley
Jan 28, 2017, 8:12am

Argentine novelist and short story writer Ricardo Piglia died January 6 at the age of 75. His books include Artificial Respiration, Money to burn and the recent Target in the Night.

28lriley
Jan 28, 2017, 8:16am

Poet and novelist and first American member of Oulipo Harry Mathews died January 25 at the age of 86. His books include Tlooth and My life in CIA.

29varielle
Jan 30, 2017, 8:21am

Jazz photographer Chuck Stewart nee Charles, died January 30 at the age of 89. His books include Chuck Stewart's Jazz Files and Nus Harlem.

30varielle
Editado: Jan 30, 2017, 3:17pm

Journalist and novelist Emma Tennant died January 20 at the age of 79. Her books include Pemberley: Or Pride and Prejudice Continued and An Unequal Marriage.

31elkiedee
Editado: Jan 30, 2017, 11:36am

>30 varielle: That should be Emma Tennant.

A link to a Bookseller piece about Emma Tennant's death mentions that her friend Hilary Bailey died on 19 January, aged 80. Her books included a short biography of Vera Brittain and various novels, some of which offered a feminist take on classic or well-known stories, including After the Cabaret referencing Christopher Isherwood character Sally Bowles, Cassandra, Princess of Troy and The Cry from Street to Street about women killed by Jack the Ripper.

32varielle
Jan 30, 2017, 3:17pm

Thanks. Lost an "n" there somewhere.

33varielle
Editado: Jan 31, 2017, 10:59am

Psychoanalyst Paul H. Ornstein died January 19 at the age of 92. His books include Looking Back: Memoirs of a Psychoanalyst, Focal Psychotherapy and The Search for the Self.

34varielle
Fev 1, 2017, 3:58pm

Author Bharati Mukherjee died January 28 at the age of 76. Her many books include Jasmine, Desirable Daughters and The Holder of the World.

35varielle
Editado: Fev 6, 2017, 12:41pm

Author Harry Mathews died January 25 at the age of 86. His many books include Oulipo Compendium, Cigarettes and My Life in CIA.

Art critic Dore Ashton died January 30 at the age of 88. Her books include A Joseph Cornell Album and The New York School: A cultural Reckoning.

Dancer Marta Becket died January 30 at the age of 92. Her books include To Dance on Sands and Death Valley Junction.

Film preservationist David Shepard died January 31 at the age of 76. His books include Landmarks of Early Film and Slapstick Encyclopedia.

* screwy touchstone for Mr. Shepard, will try to fix later.

Novelist Buchi Emecheta died January 25 at the age of 72. Her many books include The Joys of Motherhood, Second-Class Citizen , The Bride Price and The Slave Girl: A Novel.

36varielle
Editado: Fev 7, 2017, 9:00am

Australian newspaper executive James Fairfax died January 12 at the age of 83. His memoir was called My Regards to Broadway. A Memoir.

Author, historian and Soviet era dissident Lev Navrozov died January 22 at the age of 88. He wrote The Education of Lev Navrozov: A Life in the Closed World Once Called Russia.

37varielle
Fev 8, 2017, 8:23am

Novelist Howard Frank Mosher died January 29 at the age of 74. His books include A Stranger in the Kingdom and Walking to Gatlinburg.

38varielle
Fev 9, 2017, 9:52am

Expert on Mahler, Henry-Louis de la Grange died January 27 at the age of 92. His books include Gustav Mahler, Vol. 2: Vienna: The Years of Challenge and Gustav Mahler, Volume 3: Vienna: Triumph and Delusion.

39varielle
Editado: Fev 10, 2017, 2:47pm

Scholar and author on imperialism and resistance writing, Barbara Harlow died January 28 at the age of 68. Her books include Imperialism and orientalism: A Documentary Sourcebook, Resistance Literature and Archives of Empire.

Tenor Nicolai Gedda died January 8 at the age of 91. His autobiography was called Nicolai Gedda: My Life and Art.

40varielle
Editado: Fev 13, 2017, 1:37pm

Guitarist Deke Leonard died January 31 at the age of 72. He wrote Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics.

41Noisy
Fev 14, 2017, 5:47am

>40 varielle: Didn't catch this. Sad. Man are one of my favourite groups.

42varielle
Abr 26, 2017, 1:50pm

Swedish photographer and scientist Lennart Nilsson died January 28 at the age of 94. His books include Behold Man: A Photographic Journey of Discovery inside the Body and Body Victorious.

43Crypto-Willobie
Jul 20, 2017, 10:35am

It just came to my attention that Shakespeare scholar Marion Trousdale died in January 2017. Her writings included the well-regarded book Shakespeare and the Rhetoricians. She taught at the University of Maryland in College Park where I met and spoke with her several times. She was gracious and helpful. R.I.P.

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