Wilbur Smith, Best-Selling Author of Swashbuckling Novels, dies at 88

Wilbur Addison Smith was born on January 9, 1933, in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia). Named for aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright. His father, Herbert, was a rancher who was a sheet metal worker. His mother, Elfreda, was a painter who encouraged him to read. He contracted cerebral malaria when he was 18 months …

Dave Frishberg, author of Songs Sardonic and Nostalgic, has died at the age of 88.

Jazz songwriter Dave Frishberg, whose sarcastic wit as a songwriter and melodic wit as a composer has placed him at the top of his craft, died Wednesday in Portland, Ore, at the age of 88. His wife, April Magnusson, confirmed the death. Mr. Frishberg, who also played and sang the piano, was an anomaly, if …

Chef and Cookbook Author Bryant Terry Strives to Preserve Black Foods

Like many businesses, the publishing industry has been deeply affected by the racial showdown of 2020. questioned both online and behind closed doors. Now, more than a year later, the results of calls for more diversity among those deciding what to air are starting to materialize. Black writers’ titles hit the market Increasingly, including the …

Author of ‘My Monticello’ on Writing a First Book with Buzz

“It’s Never Too Late” is a drama that tells the stories of people who decide to follow their dreams. Jocelyn Nicole Johnson has been an art teacher in public school for 20 years, but she’s not in elementary school class in Charlottesville, Va. this fall. His first collection “My Monticello” – five short stories and …

Stephen Vizinczey, ‘In Praise of Older Women’ Author, Dies at 88

However, Eliot Fremont-Smith, writing in The New York Times, was entitled to this work. “If ‘In Praise of Old Women’ isn’t going very far as a novel,” he wrote, “as an essay on the erotica, it’s refreshing.” The book inspired two movies: a Hollywood version in 1978, including Tom Berenger and Karen Black, and a …