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RandomGuest

Posted Yesterday, 03:11 AM

True Crime writer Ann Rule

 

http://www.seattlepi...-83-6408144.php

 

One of my favourite authors. :(


Handrejka

Posted 27 July 2015 - 08:40 PM

True Crime writer Ann Rule

 

http://www.seattlepi...-83-6408144.php


gcreptile

Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:21 PM

2015 candidate for the Nobel Prize, italian author Sebastiano Vassalli has died at 73:

 

http://www.ilfattoqu...himera/1908995/(italian link)

 

Apparently, his most important work was the novel "La Chimera".


gcreptile

Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:06 PM

The list of 10 books kids should read before leaving primary school is a 4/5 split between dead and living (Roald Dahl is on twice).

 

I don't think Michell Magorian, Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen will trouble us in the near future but Shirley Hughes and Eric Carle should be on our radar.

Oh! The author of the Very Hungry Caterpillar!

 

Apparently he had some health problem in 2014, because this article describes him as "recovering". 


Bibliogryphon

Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:38 PM

The list of 10 books kids should read before leaving primary school is a 4/5 split between dead and living (Roald Dahl is on twice).

 

I don't think Michell Magorian, Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen will trouble us in the near future but Shirley Hughes and Eric Carle should be on our radar.


gcreptile

Posted 23 July 2015 - 12:29 PM

 

Christiane F. in the german news today for beating her dog, and then biting the hand of (and racially insulting) a witness:
 
http://www.bild.de/r...75952.bild.html(link in german)
 
I never knew how close to me she apparently lives. Just a couple of streets... Maybe I already saw her once unknowingly...


I remember reading the book at the timevaged @ 13, assumed she'd died in the 80's.

 

Indeed, it's a bit of a miracle she is still alive. She has responded to the story now, here:

 

http://www.tagesspie...h/12089228.html(link in german)

 

The article mentions that she "officially" retreated from the public at the beginning of 2014 because of her health. She also says that she cannot have bit that witness because of her poor health (Either the drugs made her lose her teeth or she is too frail, I don't know). She has had several relapses and also lost custody of her son a couple of years back. For deathpooling reasons, here is an english article with the headline "I will die soon, I know that" from 2013:

http://www.vice.com/...rinow-interview


charon

Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:08 PM

Christiane F. in the german news today for beating her dog, and then biting the hand of (and racially insulting) a witness:
 
http://www.bild.de/r...75952.bild.html(link in german)
 
I never knew how close to me she apparently lives. Just a couple of streets... Maybe I already saw her once unknowingly...


I remember reading the book at the timevaged @ 13, assumed she'd died in the 80's.

gcreptile

Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:19 AM

Christiane F. in the german news today for beating her dog, and then biting the hand of (and racially insulting) a witness:

 

http://www.bild.de/r...75952.bild.html(link in german)

 

I never knew how close to me she apparently lives. Just a couple of streets... Maybe I already saw her once unknowingly...


mijkediablo

Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:04 AM

E. L. Doctorow, author of award-winning novels such as 'Ragtime', 'The March' and 'Billy Bathgate' dead at 84. 

http://www.nytimes.c...dies-at-84.html

 

Shame- Ragtime is a good book.


guylevesque

Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:53 AM

E. L. Doctorow, author of award-winning novels such as 'Ragtime', 'The March' and 'Billy Bathgate' dead at 84. 

http://www.nytimes.c...dies-at-84.html


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