Monday, May 21, 2012

[Author Obit] Jean Craighead George and Carlos Fuentes

Two authors passed away last week on May 15.

Children's fiction author Jean Craighead George was 92 years old.

"The author of more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles that have collectively sold millions of copies, Ms. George was best known for two novels for older children, “My Side of the Mountain” (1959), which she also illustrated, and “Julie of the Wolves” (1972), illustrated by John Schoenherr. That book won the Newbery Medal — considered the Pulitzer Prize of children’s letters — in 1973. "  - from

Click here to read the NYTimes obituary

Visit to learn more about her life and her award-winning novels.


An icon of Latin American literature, Carlos Fuentes was 83 when he passed away May 15th.

"Mr. Fuentes was one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world, a catalyst, along with Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa and Julio Cortázar, of the explosion of Latin American literature in the 1960s and ’70s, known as El Boom. He wrote plays, short stories, political nonfiction and novels, many of them chronicles of tangled love." -from

Read the rest of the NYTimes obituary

NPR's Rememberances page features past interviews with Fuentes and additional articles. 

Browse the library catalog for the works of Fuentes and George.

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