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by Jenn, Indigocafe.com's Founder
Posted: January 8, 2008
This is always a sad chore that I endure every year: the listing of writers who passed on in the previous year. I do this because I want to make sure that I remember those great individuals who are no longer with us. It's easiest to remember who dies in the latter part of the year but those who had the misfortune to die in the early part of the year are too easily forgotten. Some of the names are well know others are not but each were important contributors to our literary culture.
David Halberstam, 73, Journalist
Mark Harris, 84, Novelist
Molly Ivins, 62, Best-selling Author and Columnist
Madeleine L'Engle, 88, Author
Norman Mailer, 84, Author and Novelist
Tillie Olsen, 94, Feminist Author
Sembene Ousmane, 84, filmmaker and novelist
Grace Paley, 84, Acclaimed poet and short story writer.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., 89, Pulitzer-winning historian
Sekou Sundiata, 58, Spoken Word Artist and Poet
Kurt Vonnegut, 84, Author
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