Li Ao, also spelled Lee Ao was born on April 25, 1935, and died on March 18, 2018. He was a Chinese-Taiwanese writer, social commentator, historian, and independent politician. He has been called one of the most important modern East Asian essayists today; his critics have called him as an intellectual narcissist. Li Ao was ..
Michael Getler died in 2018. He was an American journalist and ombudsman for the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States. Getler was the first holder of this post, and the first ombudsman to be appointed at any of the major American television networks. Getler previous posts include ombudsman at the Washington Post from 2000 ..
Emily Daoud Nasrallah (née Abi Rached) was born on July 6, 1931, and died on March 14, 2018. She was a Lebanese writer and women’s rights activist. Emily Nasrallah graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1958 with a BA in education and literature but soon achieved acclaim for her writing with the publication ..
Thomas Berry Brazelton was born on May 10, 1918, and died on March 13, 2018. He was an American pediatrician, author, and the developer of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS). He hosted the cable television program What Every Baby Knows, and wrote a syndicated newspaper column. Brazelton wrote more than two hundred scholarly papers ..
Sir Theodore Wilson Harris was born on March 24, 1921, and died on March 8, 2018. He was a Guyanese writer. Harris started out write poetry but has since become a well-known novelist and essayist. Harris’s writing style is often said to be abstract and densely metaphorical, and his subject matter wide-ranging. He was considered ..
Indra Bahadur Rai was born on February 3, 1927, and died on March 6, 2018. He was a Nepali writer and literary critic from Darjeeling, India. Indra Bahadur Rai did his schooling in Kurseong and Darjeeling. He graduated from Calcutta University and his post-graduation in English from North Bengal University. Rai taught at Turnbull High ..
Peter Nicholls was born on March 8, 1939, and died on March 6, 2018. He was an Australian literary scholar and critic. He was the creator and a co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction with John Clute. Nicholls spent two decades (from 1968 to 1988) as an expatriate, first in the US, and then ..
Lucie Brock-Broido was born May 22, 1956, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died on March 6, 2018 She was the author of four collections of poetry. Lucie received many honors, including the Witter-Bynner Prize of Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction ..
Mykhaylo Chemberzhi was born in 1944 and died in 2018. He was a Ukrainian composer, teacher, scientist, and politician. He was the Director of Kyiv Children’s Academy of Arts. He died at 73 ..
Ota Filip was born on March 9, 1930, in Slezská Ostrava, in the present-day Czech Republic and died on March 2, 2018. He was a Czech novelist and journalist. Filip’s novels have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish and Polish; and he has also written his works in German and Czech. In the communist era, ..