Ashokamitran was born on September 22, 1931, and died on March 23, 2017. He was the pen name of Jagadisa Thyagarajan, an Indian writer regarded one of the most influential figures in post-independent Tamil literature. Ashokamitran began his prolific literary career with the prize winning play “Anbin Parisu” and went on to author more than ..
Barbara Christina Elisabeth Helsingius-Koski (née Helsingius) was born on September 27, 1937, and died on March 9, 2017. She was a Swedish-speaking Finnish singer, poet, and Olympic fencer. Barbara took part at the 1960 Summer Olympics. She was trained as a gym teacher, she took her masters in pedagogy at Stanford University (1963). Barbara Helsingius ..
Robert James Waller was born on August 1, 1939, and died on March 10, 2017. He was an American author. Robert was best known for The Bridges of Madison County, an enormously successful book in 1993. Waller was also a photographer and musician. He received his BA (’62) and MA (’64) from University of Northern ..
George Braziller was born on February 12, 1916, and died on March 16, 2017. He was an American book publisher and the founder of George Braziller, Inc., a firm known for its literary and artistic books and its publication of foreign authors. On his first job working as a shipping clerk, he became interested in ..
George Emil Bria was born on March 2, 1916, in Rome and died on March 18, 2017. He was an Italian-American journalist. Bria worked for the Associated Press (AP). Bria spent part of his early career as a war correspondent covering the Italian Campaign of World War II, reporting on the surrender of German forces ..
Govind Shripad Talwalkarwas born on July 23, 1925, and died on March 21, 2017. He was also known honorifically as Govindrao Talwalkar. He was a journalist. Talwalkar was the former editor of Maharashtra Times and author of 25 books. Govind was born in Dombivali, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Talwalkar received the Lokmanya Tilak ..
Chinu Modi was born on September 30, 1939, and died on March 19, 2017. He was also known by his pen name Irshad. He was a Gujarati language poet, novelist, short story writer and critic from Gujarat, India. He studied languages, MOdi taught at various institutions and established himself as a poet and author. Modi ..
James Earle “Jimmy” Breslin was born on October 17, 1928 and died on March 19, 2017. He was an American journalist and author. Jimmy wrote columns for the New York Daily News Sunday edition, Breslin wrote numerous novels, and columns of his appeared regularly in various newspapers in his hometown of New York City. Breslin ..
Zubaida Gulshan Ara died on March 19, 2017. She was a Bangladeshi writer. Ara was the chairperson of Bangladesh Shishu Academy. Ara was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2005 by the Government of Bangladesh. She wrote 50 books. Ara also served as the general secretary of “Sahitto Bangladesh”, a literary organization. Zubaida Gulshan Ara passed away ..
Robert Benjamin Silvers was born on December 31, 1929 and died on March 20, 2017. He was an American editor. Silvers served as editor of The New York Review of Books from 1963 to 2017. He was raised in Long Island, New York, Silvers graduated from the University of Chicago in 1947 and attended Yale ..