Before we get too far into 2020, let’s look back to the past year and the talented writers we lost.
Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winning author of “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon”
Anne Rivers Siddons, author of “Peachtree Road” and numerous other novels set in and around Atlanta.
Judith Krantz, bestelling author of steamy, sexy romance novels including “Scruples” and “Til We Meet Again.”
Herman Wouk, author of “The Caine Mutiny” died at age 103
Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize winning author of numerous poems about nature and animal life
Vonda McIntyre, award-winning science fiction writer best known for her Star Trek novels
Johanna Lindsey, bestselling author of more than 50 romance novels
Ernest Grimes, author of “A Lesson Before Dying” and “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.”
Graeme Gibson, Canadian author and conservationist who was also the long-time partner of Margaret Atwood
Betty Ballantine, who with her husband helped reinvent the modern paperback through Bantam and Ballantine book publishing groups.
Cokie Roberts, highly-respected journalist known for her work on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and co-anchoring ABC News’ “This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.”
Garth Reeves Sr., longtime publisher of the Miami Times and a prominent voice of Miami’s black community
Kathryn Johnson, journalist with the Associated Press who covered pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement
Russ Ewing, well-respected TV reporter in Chicago
Steve Dunleavy, Australian-born tabloid journalist, columnist for the New York Post and lead reporter for the TV show “A Current Affair”
David Horowitz, consumer reporter best known for his work hosting the TV show “Fight Back!”
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