Authors Who Died in May
Authors Who Died in May
2022 – Jim Murphy, author of ‘The Long Road to Gettysburg‘ was born in Newark, New Jersey, USA on 25th September 1947. He died aged 74 in Woodstock, New York, USA.
2015 – Ruth Rendell, author of ‘The Girl Next Door‘ was born in South Woodford, London, UK on 17th February 1930. She died aged 85 in London, UK.
2023 – Gabrielle Carey, author of ‘Puberty Blues‘ was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 10th January 1959. She died aged 64 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
2023 – Iain Johnstone, author of ‘Pirates of the Mediterranean‘ was born in Reading, Berkshire, UK on 8th April 1943. He died aged 80.
1919 – L. Frank Baum, author of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz‘ was born in Syracuse, New York, USA on 15th May 1856. He died aged 62 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
2023 – Aase Foss Abrahamsen, author of ‘Ikke deg denne gang‘ was born in Drammen, Norway on 27th August 1930. She died aged 92 in Bærum, Norway.
2012 – Maurice Sendak, author of ‘Where the Wild Things Are‘ was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA on 10th June 1928. He died aged 83 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.
2016 – Sally Brampton, author of ‘Love, Always‘ was born in Brunei on 15th July 1955. She died aged 60 in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK.
2016 – Nicholas Fisk, author of ‘Space Hostages‘ was born in London, UK on 14th October 1923. He died aged 92 in England, UK.
2023 – Rosemary Crossley, author of ‘Annie’s Coming Out‘ was born in Horsham, Victoria, Australia on 6th May 1945. She died aged 78 in Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
2001 – Douglas Adams, author of ‘The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy‘ was born in Cambridge, UK on 11th March 1952. He died from a heart attack aged 49 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
2016 – Katherine Dunn, author of ‘Geek Love‘ was born in Garden City, Kansas, USA on 24th October 1945. She died aged 70 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
2023 – Inger Sandberg, author of ‘Little Anna and the Tall Uncle‘ was born in Karlstad, Sweden on 2nd August 1930. She died aged 92 in Karlstad, Sweden.
2023 – Martin Amis, author of ‘Yellow Dog‘ was born in Oxford, UK on 25th August 19489 He died from oesophageal cancer aged 73 in Florida, USA.
2000 – Dame Barbara Cartland, author of ‘The Golden Cage‘ was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK on 9th July 1901. She died aged 98 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK.
1967 – Langston Hughes, author of ‘The Weary Blues‘ was born in Joplin, Missouri, USA on 1st February 1967. He died aged 65 in New York City, New York, USA, after complications with abdominal surgery related to his prostate cancer.
2018 – Philip Roth, author of ‘American Pastoral‘ was born in Newark, New Jersey, USA on 19th March 1933. He died aged 85 from congestive heart failure in Manhattan, New York, USA. He is buried at the Bard College Cemetery in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA.
2021 – Eric Carle, author of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar‘ was born in Syracuse, New York, USA on 25th June 1929. He died from kidney failure aged 91 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA.
2022 – Maja Lidia Kossakowska, author of ‘Siewca Wiatru‘ was born in Warsaw, Poland on 27th February 1972. She died after a house fire aged 50 in Stare Załubice, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland.
2023 – John Dunning, author of ‘Booked to Die‘ was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA on 9th January 1942. He died aged 81, following a long battle with dementia, stemming from a brain tumour.
1849 – Anne Brontë, author ‘Agnes Grey‘ was born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, UK on 17th January 1820. She died aged 29 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK.
2014 – Maya Angelou, author of ‘And Still I Rise‘ was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on 4th April 1928. She died aged 86 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
2022 – Walter Abish, author of ‘Eclipse Fever‘ was born in Vienna, Austria on 24th December 1931. He died aged 90 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
2023 – Ama Ata Aidoo, author of ‘Changes: A Love Story‘ was born in Abeadzi Kyiakor, Gold Coast (now Ghana) on 23rd March 1942. She died aged 81 in Ghana.