Authors Who Died in December

Authors Who Died in December

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3rd December 2021 – Alison Lurie, author of ‘Imaginary Friends’ was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 3rd September 1926. Died aged 94 in Ithaca, New York, USA.11th December 2021 – Anne Rice, author of ‘The Vampire Chronicles‘ who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on 4th October 1941. Died aged 80 from complications of a stroke in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

12th December 2020 – John le Carré, author of ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy‘ who was born in Poole, Dorset, UK on 19th October 1931. Died aged 89 in Truro, Cornwall, UK.

12th December 1999 – Joseph Heller, author of ‘Something Happened‘ who was born in Coney Island, New York City, New York, USA on 1st May 1923. Died aged 76 from Heart Failure in East Hampton, New York, USA.

15th December 2021 – Bell Hooks, author of ‘Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center‘ who was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA on 25th September 1952. Died aged 69 from Kidney Failure in Berea, Kentucky, USA.

16th December 1998 – William Gaddis, author of ‘Carpenter’s Gothic‘ who was born in New York City, New York, USA on 29th December 1975. Died aged 75 in East Hampton, New York, USA.

17th December 1957 – Dorothy L Sayers, author of ‘The Nine Tailors‘ who was born in Oxford, London, UK on 13th June 1893. Died aged 64 in Witham, Essex, UK.

19th December 1848 – Emily Brontë, author of ‘Wuthering Heights‘ who was born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, UK on 30th July 1818. Died aged 30 in Haworth, West Yorkshire, UK.

20th December 1968 – John Steinbeck, author of ‘East of Eden‘ who was born in Salinas, California, USA on 27th February 1902. Died aged 66 from heart disease and congestive heart failure in New York City, New York, USA.

21st December 1940 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of ‘The Great Gatsby‘ who was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA on 24th September 1896. Died aged 44 in Hollywood, California, USA.

22nd December 1880 – George Eliot, author of ‘Middlemarch‘ who was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK on 22nd November 1819. Died aged 61 in Chelsea, London, UK.

22nd December 1943 – Beatrix Potter, author of ‘Peter Rabbit‘ who was born in Kensington, London, UK, on 28th July 1866. Died aged 77 in Near and Far Sawrey, Cumbria, UK.

23rd December 2021 – Joan Didion, author of ‘Run, River‘ who was born in Sacramento, California, USA, on 5th December 1934. Died aged 87 from complications of Parkinson’s disease in Manhattan, New York, USA.

Have a read about the authors who died in other months – List of Months.

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