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  1. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Writer and poet Leung Ping-kwan remembered for crossing art divide

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Leung Ping-kwan will be remembered for his attempts to create a bigger world for literature Poet who crossed the art divide Award-winning writer and poet Leung Ping-kwan's dying wish was for Hong Kong literature to receive the respect it deserves. But his friends say he should also be remembered for his work focusing on the streets, ...

  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, writer who fought apartheid, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... Nadine Gordimer 1923-2014 A fighter against injustice of apartheid South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against apartheid, has died aged 90. Gordimer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991, died at her Johannesburg home on Sunday in the presence of her children. A statement ...

  3. News - China - OBITUARY

    Writer Han Suyin dies at 95

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Henan-born writer whose love story was turned into Hollywood movie dies at age 95 Splendid life of theauthorHan Suyin Renowned Chinese-born writer Han Suyin has died at her home in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the age of 95. A memorial service ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Tony Benn, former aristocrat who stayed loyal to the British left, dies aged 88

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:09pm by AP

    ... literature, long after the word- and the philosophy- had been expunged from New Labour. "He was a magnificent writer, speaker, diarist and campaigner, with a strong record of public and political ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Doris Lessing- a writer full of 'fire and visionary power'- dies at the age of 94

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press The British writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007, but the author of The Golden Notebook said she couldn't care less A writer full of 'fire ... of science fiction. She won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2007. The Swedish Academy praised Lessing for her "scepticism, fire and visionary power". When informed about winning the prize ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Amiri Baraka, activist writer allied with Black Power Movement, dies

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:33pm by AP

    ... by some others a genius, a prophet, the Malcolm X of literature. ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Lou Reed, genius who inspired the stars, dies aged 71

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 08:55am by MCT

    ... in a middle-class family and went on to study at Syracuse University, where he was mentored by the famed poet Delmore Schwartz. His staunch interest in Beat literature and classic soul and doo-wop ...

  8. News - China - OBITUARY

    Cheng Naishan, a Shanghai literary icon with close ties to HK, dies aged 67

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... had love affair with the old Shanghai Cheng Naishan, widely considered an icon of Shanghainese literature and who had close ties to Hong Kong, has died after a long battle with leukaemia. Cheng, 67, was best known for the hai pai, or Shanghainese, style of literature, which is often related to the history, culture and legacy of the city, particularly from the 1930s when ...

  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    T.S. Eliot's second wife Valerie dies, aged 86

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in London

    ... 17, 1926, Eliot was the second wife of the U.S.-born Nobel literature laureate. They met at London publisher Faber & Faber, where she was a star-struck secretary. "I felt I knew him ...



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