Authors who leave us...

Ursula K. Le Guin
Science fiction and fantasy writer
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/25502-Ursula-K-Le-Guin
Died on January 22

Nicanor Parra
Poet
https://www.discogs.com/artist/1041116-Nicanor-Parra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicanor_Parra
Died on January 23

Jack Ketchum
Horror writer
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/68927-Jack-Ketchum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ketchum
Died on January 24

Shawkat Ali (not in database)
12 February 1936 - 25 January 2018
Writer from Bangladesh, India who wrote Bengali fiction for 40 years.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawkat_Ali_(novelist)

Claribel Alegría (not in database)
Nicaraguan-Salvadoran poet
May 12, 1924 – January 25, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claribel_Alegr%C3%ADa

[a1762650] (not in database)
May 1, 1931 – January 26, 2018
https://www.discogs.com/artist/1762650-Jacques-Languirand
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Languirand
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/author-radio-host-and-philosopher-jacques-languirand-dies-at-86

Lerone Bennett, Jr.
African-American scholar, author and social historian
October 17, 1928 – February 14, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/64957-Lerone-Bennett-Jr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lerone_Bennett_Jr.

John Anthony West
American author, lecturer, guide and a proponent of the Sphinx water erosion hypothesis (Theory) in geology.
July 9, 1932 – February 6, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/55486-John-Anthony-West
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Anthony_West

Peter Temple
South African-born Australian crime writer
10 March 1946 – 8 March 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/47264-peter-temple

Stephen Hawking
English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author.
8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/34110-stephen-hawking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking

Philip Kerr
Scottish author
22 February 1956 – 23 March 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/26293-philip-kerr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Kerr

Jean Marzollo
American children's author and illustrator
June 24, 1942 – April 10, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/34117-jean-marzollo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Marzollo

Karen Dawisha
American political scientist and writer
December 2, 1949 – April 11, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/212756-karen-dawisha
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Dawisha

Art Bell
American broadcaster and author
June 17, 1945 - April 13, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/44254-art-bell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell

Sam Hamill
American poet and the co-founder of Copper Canyon Press
September 5, 1943 – April 14, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/110911-sam-hamill
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Hamill

Gerald Nachman
American journalist and author
January 13, 1938 – April 14, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/45301-gerald-nachman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Nachman

Tom Wolfe
https://www.npr.org/2018/05/15/471414238/tom-wolfe-best-selling-author-and-genre-breaking-journalist-dies-at-87

Here's a bit more information:

Tom Wolfe
American author and journalist
March 2, 1930 – May 14, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/29019-tom-wolfe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Wolfe

Philip Roth
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/obituaries/philip-roth-dead.html

Philip Roth
American novelist
March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/32950-philip-roth
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Roth

Richard Peck
American novelist
April 5, 1934 – May 23, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/204065-richard-peck
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Peck_(writer)

Gardner Dozois
American science fiction author and editor
July 23, 1947 – May 27, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/74506-gardner-dozois
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardner_Dozois

John Julius Norwich
English popular historian, travel writer and television personality
15 September 1929 – 1 June 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/108276-john-julius-norwich
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Julius_Norwich

Poldy Bird
Argentinian writer, and poet
16 December 1941 – 1 June 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/158667-poldy-bird
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poldy_Bird

Jerry Hopkins
American journalist and author
November 8, 1935 - June 3, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/37094-jerry-hopkins
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Hopkins_(author)

Nick Meglin
American humor writer and editor (Mad magazine)
July 30, 1935 - June 2, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/190161-nick-meglin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Meglin

Anthony Bourdain
American chef, author, and television personality
June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/67061-anthony-bourdain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Bourdain

RIP

Peter Stringfellow
Businessman (has an autobiography)
17 October 1940 - 7 June 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Stringfellow

Stanley Cavell
American philosopher, and academic
September 1, 1926 – June 19, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/73985-stanley-cavell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Cavell

Donald Hall
American poet, writer, editor and literary critic
September 20, 1928 – June 23, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/34516-donald-hall
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Hall

Harlan Ellison :-(
https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/harlan-ellison-dead-dies-star-trek-1202861048/

Roy Carr
1945 – 1 July 2018
English music journalist, author, producer and musician
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/56498-roy-carr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Carr

Colin Butts
English novelist, screenwriter and Ibiza nightclub impresario
11 September 1959 – 28 June 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/119539-colin-butts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Butts

Harlan Ellison
American short story writer, known for speculative fiction
May 27, 1934 – June 28, 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/66964-harlan-ellison
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_Ellison

David Goldblatt
South African photographer
29 November 1930 – 25 June 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/304246-david-goldblatt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Goldblatt

Claude Seignolle
French author
25 June 1917 - 13 July 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/196251-claude-seignolle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Seignoll

Matthew Sweeney
Irish poet
6 October 1952 – 5 August 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/109962-matthew-sweeney
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Sweeney

V. S. Naipaul
Trinidadian-born British writer and Nobel Laureate
17 August 1932 – 11 August 2018
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/130683-v-s-naipaul
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._S._Naipaul

Georges Hausemer
1 February 1957 - 13 August 2018
Luxembourg writer, translator, and illustrator
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/107380-georges-hausemer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Hausemer

Michael Scott Rohan
1951 – died 12 August 2018
Scottish fantasy and science fiction author, and writer on opera
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/332904-michael-scott-rohan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Scott_Rohan

Эдуа́рд Никола́евич Успе́нский (English: Eduard Nikolayevich Uspensky)
22 December 1937 - 14 August 2018
Russian writer and author of children's books
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/141410-eduard-nikolaevich-uspenskii
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Uspensky

Aretha Franklin
March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018
American singer, songwriter and pianist
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/182340-aretha-franklin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aretha_Franklin

Benny Andersen
7 November 1929 – 16 August 2018
Danish songwriter, poet, author, composer and pianist
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/89788-benny-andersen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Andersen

John Calder
25 January 1927 – 13 August 2018
Canadian-born Scottish writer and publisher
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/210122-john-calder
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Calder

Peter Corris
8 May 1942 – 30 August 2018
Australian academic, historian, journalist and a novelist of historical and crime fiction
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/194560-peter-corris
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Corris

Erich Lessing
13 July 1923 – 29 August 2018
Austrian photographer
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/25228-erich-lessing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Lessing

Jesús Torbado
4 January 1943 – 22 August 2018
Spanish writer, journalist and traveller
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/377134-jesus-torbado
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes%C3%BAs_Torbado

Margit Sandemo
23 April 1924 – 1 September 2018
Norwegian-Swedish historical fantasy author
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/178904-margit-sandemo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margit_Sandemo

Charles Aznavour
22 May 1924 – 1 October 2018
French and Armenian-naturalised singer, lyricist, actor, public activist and diplomat
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/401518-charles-aznavour
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Aznavour

Carlos Ezquerra
12 November 1947 – 1 October 2018
Spanish comics artist. Co-creator of Judge Dredd.
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/347055-carlos-ezquerra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Ezquerra

Geoff Emerick
5 December 1945 – 2 October 2018
English recording studio audio engineer
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/243014-geoff-emerick
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Emerick

Ray Galton
17 July 1930 – 5 October 2018
English scriptwriter
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/24719-ray-galton
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Galton

Arto Paasilinna
20 April 1942 - 5 October 2018
Finnish writer
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/76232-arto-paasilinna
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arto_Paasilinna

Correction:

Arto Paasilinna
20 April 1942 - 15 October 2018
Finnish writer
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/76232-arto-paasilinna
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arto_Paasilinna

Anthea Bell
10 May 1936 - 18 October 2018
English translator
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/263407-anthea-bell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthea_Bell

Eugene H. Peterson
November 6, 1932 – October 22, 2018
American clergyman, scholar, author, and poet
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/84057-eugene-h-peterson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_H._Peterson

Carmen Alborch
31 October 1947 – 24 October 2018
Spanish politician, actress, writer and Minister of Culture
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/403262-carmen-alborch
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Alborch

Ntozake Shange
October 18, 1948 – October 27, 2018
American playwright, and poet
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/130479-ntozake-shange
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntozake_Shange

Stan Lee
December 28, 1922 - November 12, 2018
American comic-book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/33241-stan-lee
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Lee

Fernando del Paso
April 1, 1935 – November 14, 2018
Mexican novelist, essayist and poet
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/384217-fernando-del-paso
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_del_Paso

William Goldman
August 12, 1931 – November 15, 2018
American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/39934-william-goldman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Goldman

Adolf Grünbaum
May 15, 1923 – November 15, 2018
German-born American philosopher of science
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/228883-adolf-grunbaum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Gr%C3%BCnbaum

Jan Persson
22 July 1943 – 15 November 2018
Danish music photographer
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/206049-jan-persson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Persson

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