The Best of Stan Lee's Soapbox

Column by Peter Derk
A sensational send-off for the spectacular Stan Lee!
Remembering Denis Johnson

Remembering Denis Johnson

News by Brian Allen Carr May 26, 2017
A quick look back at the work of Denis Johnson, who passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
5 Remembrances of Elie Wiesel

5 Remembrances of Elie Wiesel

News by Peter Derk
In honor of Elie Wiesel, a crack at summing up a life with 5 remembrances.
 Katherine Dunn in 1969 (Bob Peterson)

In Remembrance of ‘Geek Love’ Author Katherine Dunn

News by Raine Winters May 16, 2016
Three major publications remember her life’s works.
5 Remembrances of Jim Harrison

5 Remembrances of Jim Harrison

News by Peter Derk
We remember Jim Harrison. His work, his loves, his appetites.
How to Write a Thesis by Umberto Eco

5 Remembrances of Umberto Eco

News by Peter Derk
Literary great Umberto Eco has passed away. Here are 5 remembrances of the man and his work.
To Kill A Mockingbird

5 Remembrances of Harper Lee

News by Peter Derk
Harper Lee has left us. Here are 5 remembrances.
Tom Sharpe’s Partner Buried His Ashes Illegally

Tom Sharpe’s Partner Buried His Ashes Illegally

News by Raine Winters
Because what writer wouldn’t want to be buried with a bottle of whiskey, a good cigar, and a pen?
The Horror Community Has Lost Someone Truly Special (RIP Tim Potter)

The Horror Community Has Lost Someone Truly Special (RIP Tim Potter)

News by Max Booth III November 4, 2015
A champion of the horror genre.
Amazon's Top All-Time Reviewer Passes Away

Amazon's Top All-Time Reviewer Passes Away

News by Peter Derk
Harriet Klausner, the woman who wrote 30K positive Amazon reviews, has passed away.
5 Remembrances Of Oliver Sacks

5 Remembrances Of Oliver Sacks

News by Peter Derk
Oliver Sacks passed away this weekend. Here are 5 small remembrances for the author, scientist, and hunk of man.
5 Remembrances For Ann Rule

5 Remembrances For Ann Rule

News by Peter Derk July 29, 2015
Did you know Ann Rule was Ted Bundy's co-worker? That and other remembrances for Ann Rule, R.I.P.
E.L. Doctorow

Author E.L. Doctorow Dies at 84

News by Christopher Shultz
The prolific writer, known for his historical fiction, passed away Tuesday night.
5 Rememberances of Günter Grass

5 Rememberances of Günter Grass

News by Peter Derk
Remembering Günter Grass, 1927-2015.

Leonard Nimoy: The Literary Life

Column by Christopher Shultz
He wasn't just Spock. Mr. Nimoy was both a promoter of and contributor to literature and the bookish arts. Let's explore this lesser known side of the actor.
Terry Pratchett Dies at age 66

Terry Pratchett Dies at age 66

News by Raine Winters
The renowned fantasy author has passed on today, but he leaves behind a legacy of work.
The Late David Carr's Memoir Sells Out on Amazon

The Late David Carr's Memoir Sells Out on Amazon

News by Raine Winters
David Carr's memory lives on in his book, "The Night of the Gun."
5 Remembrances Of Philip Levine

5 Remembrances Of Philip Levine

News by Peter Derk
5 things you should know about Philip Levine, former U.S. Poet Laureate who passed this weekend.
The Passing Of Kent Haruf

The Passing Of Kent Haruf

News by Peter Derk
Author Kent Haruf passed last night.
Nadine Gordimer, 1923-2014

Nadine Gordimer, 1923-2014

News by Peter Derk July 14, 2014
Today the world mourns Nadine Gordimer.
Author Nancy Garden Dies at 76

Author Nancy Garden Dies at 76

News by Riki Cleveland June 25, 2014
Author Nancy Garden Dies at 76.
Get To Know The Late Felix Dennis

Get To Know The Late Felix Dennis

News by Peter Derk June 24, 2014
Eclectic, eccentric Publisher Felix Dennis passed away at age 67.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez dead at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dead at 87

News by Sean May April 18, 2014
Marquez, Nobel laureate and author of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' and 'Love in The Time of Cholera,' has died at the age of 87.
Best-Selling Military Thriller Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66

Best-Selling Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66

News by Dean Fetzer October 3, 2013
The writer of ‘Patriot Games’ and ‘The Hunt for Red October’, with more than 100 million copies of his work in print, has died in Baltimore after a brief illness.
Sushmita Banerjee

Author Sushmita Banerjee Killed In Afghanistan

News by Christopher Shultz September 11, 2013
Critical of the Taliban government and an advocate for women's rights, Banerjee's murder is unfortunately one of many in the country.