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Celebrity Deaths in Literature

  • Philip Roth, 85 (1933 - 2018)

    Philip Roth

    Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press. He was 85. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Tom Wolfe, 88 (1930 - 2018)

    Tom Wolfe

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "A Man in Full," has died. He was 88. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Sergio Pitol, 85 (1933 - 2018)

    Sergio Pitol

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sergio Pitol, the celebrated Mexican author, essayist and translator and winner of the most prestigious award for literature in the Spanish-speaking world, died Thursday. He was 85. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Anita Shreve, 71 (2018)

    Anita Shreve

    Anita Shreve, the best-selling novelist who explored how women responded to crises past and present in her native New England in favorites such as "The Pilot's Wife," ''Testimony" and "The Weight of Water," has died, according to the Associated Press. She was 71. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Emily Nasrallah, 87 (2018)

    Emily  Nasrallah

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese author and feminist Emily Nasrallah has died following a struggle with cancer. She was 87. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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