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In Memoriam: Authors We Lost in 2014 by crselig2014
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 4:28 pm
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As another year passes, let’s take a moment to remember some of the amazing authors who died in 2014.

Norman Bridwell (February 15, 1928 – December 12, 2014)

The American author and cartoonist best known for the Clifford the Big Read Dog children’s series.

P.D. James (August 3, 1920 – November 27, 2014)

The British crime writer who rose to fame for her series of detective novels starring police commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh.

Nadine Gordimer (November 20, 1923 – July 13, 2014)

The South African writer, political activist, and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Walter Dean Myers (August 12, 1937 – July 1, 2014)

An award-winning American writer of books for children and teens including Fallen Angels and Sunrise Over Fallujah.

Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

An award-winning American author of autobiographies,essays, poetry, and plays, perhaps best known for her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (March 6, 1927 – April 17, 2014)

The Colombian novelist, journalist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature best known for his books Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude.







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