Chana Bloch was born on March 15, 1940, and died on May 19, 2017. She was an American poet, translator, and scholar. She was a professor emerita of English at Mills College in Oakland, California. Bloch was co-translator, with Ariel Bloch, of The Song of Songs. She won the Poetry Society of America’s Di Castagnola ..
Roland Gräf was born on October 13, 1934, and died on May 11, 2017. He was a German cinematographer, film director, and screenwriter. During 1982 his film “Märkische Forschungen” won the Findling Award at the National Feature Film Festival of the GDR in Karl-Marx-Stadt (Nationales Spielfilmfestival der DDR). Gräf 1986 film The House on the ..
John Schultz was born on July 28, 1932, in Columbia, Missouri, and died on May 6, 2017. was an American writer of fiction and non-fiction. He was also a teacher of writing, the creator of the Story Workshop method of writing instruction, and an emeritus professor in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago. ..
Emmanuèle Bernheim was born on November 30, 1955, and died on May 10, 2017. She was a French writer. She won the Prix Médicis in 1993 with her book Sa femme. Emmanuèle Bernheim wrote the screenplay of feature films Swimming Pool (2003) and 5×2 (2004), both directed by François Ozon. Emmanuèle lived in Paris and ..
Alain Casabona was born on September 29, 1950, and died on May 16, 2017. He was an award-winning French novelist and short story writer. Casabona won the Prix Alphonse-Allais from the Académie Alphonse Allais in 1994. Alain Casabona passed away at 66 ..
Alain Defossé was born on February 11, 1957, in Nantes and died on May 14, 2017, in Paris. He was a French novelist and translator. He authored nine novels. Defossé’s first novel, Les fourmis d’Anvers, was published in 1991. Defossé also translated several books from English into French. For example, Defossé translated Crazy Cock by ..
Jean Guttery Fritz was born on November 16, 1915, in Hankow, China and died on May 14, 2017. She was an American children’s writer. She was best known for American biography and history. Fritz won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children’s literature in 1986. Jean Fritz turned 100 in ..
Chris Cornell was born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964, in Seattle, Washington and died on May 17, 2017. He was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead vocalist and songwriter for the group ..
Javier Valdez Cárdenas was born on April 14, 1967, in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico and died on May 15, 2017. He was a Mexican journalist and founder of Ríodoce, a newspaper based in Sinaloa. Cárdenas received several international awards for his writings on drug trafficking and organized crime in the Mexican Drug War. Cárdenas graduated from ..
Oliviero Beha was born on January 14, 1949, in Florence and died on May 13, 2017. He was an Italian journalist, writer, essayist, TV and radio host. He started work as a journalist in 1973 for the sports newspaper Tuttosport and for Paese Sera. While he stay in Madrid, Beha graduated and also practiced athletics ..