Sterling Lord, uniquely enduring literary agent, dies at 102
The uniquely enduring literary agent who worked for years to find a publisher for Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and over the following decades arranged deals for everyone from true crime writer Joe McGinniss to the creators of the Berenstain Bears has died.
Longest-serving bookseller among 25,000 Czech virus victims
Bookseller Jaromir Vytopil, left, appoints the youngest schoolchildren to the order of readers at a library in Pelhrimov, Czech Republic, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2020. Some 25,000 have been killed by COVID-19 in the hard-hit Czech Republic. On March 22, 2020 and for some days to come, the Czech Republic reported daily COVID-19 deaths in the single digits. But it's not just grim statistics that have torn the fabric of Czech life. AdAccording to Johns Hopkins University, the Czech Republic has 240.7 cumulative deaths per 100,000 people, the world’s second-highest mortality rate after the microstate of San Marino.
Notable Deaths in 2021
Notable Deaths in 2021Diana Walker/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity. But George Segal (February 13, 1934-March 23, 2021) earned his Oscar nomination for Mike Nichols' bitter drama, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Lawrence Ferlinghetti Janet Fries/Getty Images Writer, activist, publisher and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919-February 22, 2021) was a San Francisco institution. In 1992 the curious King told "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace that his only worry was dying. Her most notable role was in the sitcom "That '70s Show" as Laura Prepon's hippie mother, Midge, who embraced the women's liberation movement.cbsnews.com
Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101
Ferlinghetti, a poet, publisher and bookseller has died in San Francisco at age 101. His son says Ferlinghetti died at home on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Frankie Ziths, File)SAN FRANCISCO – Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s and embodied its curious and rebellious spirit well into the 21st century, has died at age 101. Ferlinghetti, a San Francisco institution, died Monday at his home, his son Lorenzo Ferlinghetti said. He was named San Francisco’s first poet laureate, in 1998, and City Lights was granted landmark status three years later.