They Are Legend: Authors We Lost in 2013

The Golden Notebook
Things Fall Apart I Am Legend Lyle at the Office The Hunt for Red October

As we all get used to writing "2014" as the date, here is a last look back at some of the notable authors we lost in 2013. Their words will long endure.

Chinua Achebe--Nigerian writer who died at age 82. His most famous work is Things Fall Apart (1958).

Iain Banks--Scottish author of both contemporary and science fiction.

Tom Clancy--popular author of espionage and military thrillers. His classic works include The Hunt for Red October and other books starring CIA operative Jack Ryan.

Roger Ebert--noted film critic, his memoir Life Itself was very popular.

Vince Flynn--CIA operative Mitch Rapp thrillers.

Seamus Heaney--Irish poet.

E.L. Konigsburg--author of the children's classics From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and The View from Saturday.

Elmore Leonard--author of numerous crime and western novels, including Get Shorty and The Hot Kid.

Doris Lessing--Nobel Prize winner, author of The Golden Notebook, The Fifth Child, and many other widely read works.

Richard Matheson--author of horror and science fiction, including I Am Legend.

Michael Palmer--doctor and author of medical thrillers.

Barbara Park--author of the Junie B. Jones series for children.

Ned Vizzini--author of young adult fiction, including It's Kind of a Funny Story.

Bernard Waber--creator of the children's book character Lyle, Lyle Crocodile.

 

 

 

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