Maria Luisa Ozaita Marqués was born on May 20, 1939, in Barakaldo, Vizcaya Spain and died on April 2017, in Madrid. She was a Spanish pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist, conductor and composer. Maria was Fernando Remacha student, and continued her studies in Copenhagen with Leif Thybo and K.J. Isaksen through a MFA exchange scholarship. Maria Luisa ..
Walter de Camp was born Kari Lempinen and died on April 5, 2017. He was a Finnish writer. Camp wrote about partying, restaurants and celebrities in the Finnish City magazine. A drink was named Walter de Camp after the writer, which was designed by Jasu Piasecki after the short description given by the writer: “It ..
Pere Tàpias was born on May 19, 1946, and died on April 22, 2017. He was a singer and a food writer in Catalonia, Spain. Pere resided in Vilanova i la Geltrú at the time of his death in April 2017. Tàpias was the host of the Catalunya Ràdio program, Tàpies Variades. Tàpias was the ..
Patricia L’Ann Carwell “Pat” McKissack was born on August 9, 1944, and died on April 7, 2017. She was an American children’s writer. McKissack was the author of three Dear America books: A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, The Great Migration ..
Glenn O’Brien was born on March 2, 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio and died April 6, 2017. He was an American writer. O’Brien focused largely on the subjects of art, music and fashion. Glenn O’Brien was featured for many years as “The Style Guy” in GQ magazine, and published a book with that title. O’Brien worked ..
Peter Stuart Isaacson was born on July 31, 1920, and died on April 7, 2017. He was an Australian publisher and decorated military pilot. Isaacson was the owner of Peter Isaacson Publications, publisher of various trade journals and suburban newspapers including the Southern Cross and the Sunday Observer in Melbourne. Peter served in the Royal ..
B. Kojo Laing or Bernard Kojo Laing was born on July 1, 1946, in Kumasi and died on April 20, 2017. He was a Ghanaian novelist and poet. His writing is characterised by its hybridity, whereby he uses Ghanaian Pidgin English and vernacular languages alongside standard English. Kojo Laing first two novels in particular – ..
Cecilia Alvear was born on November 5, 1939, in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and died on April 21, 2017. She was a Latina journalist in television news and the former President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She was a Field Producer with NBC Network News in Burbank, California. She died of breast ..
William “Gatz” Hjortsberg was born on February 23, 1941, and died on April 22, 2017. He was an American novelist and screenwriter. Hjortsberg was best known for writing the screenplay of the film Legend. William Hjortsberg’s novel Falling Angel was the basis for the film Angel Heart (1987). He died due to pancreatic cancer. William ..
Elena Moiseevna Rzhevskaya was born Elena Kagan on October 27, 1919 and died on April 25, 2017. She was a writer and former Soviet war interpreter of the counter-intelligence agency SMERSH. During April and May, 1945, Rzhevskaya participated in the Battle of Berlin. Written in her memoirs, called in English Memories of a War-time Interpreter ..