American country music songwriter Jerry Donald Chesnut was born on May 7, 1931, and died on December 15, 2018. Jerry Chesnut’s hits include “Good Year for the Roses” (recorded by Alan Jackson, George Jones and Elvis Costello) and “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” (recorded by Elvis Presley in 1975, and Travis Tritt in 1992.) He grew up in Harlan ..
Chinese historical fiction writer Ling Jiefang was born on November 3, 1945, in Xiyang County, Shanxi and died on December 15, 2018. He was better known by his pen name Eryue He. Eryue He was best known for writing biographical novels of three Qing dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong), all of which have been ..
Hungarian film director and screenwriter Ferenc Kósa was born on November 21, 1937, and died on December 12, 2018. Kósa was the director thirteen films between 1961 and 1988. Kósa won the award for Best Director at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival for the film Ten Thousand Days. Ferenc Kósa passed away at 81 years ..
Brazilian translator Lia Wyler was born on October 6, 1934, in Ourinhos, in the State of São Paulo and died on December 11, 2018. She translated books since 1969. Lia Wyler translations include books by English-language authors such as Henry Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Gore Vidal, Tom Wolfe, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, and ..
Kurdish linguist, mathematician, and writer Jamal Nebez was born on December 1, 1933, and died on December 8, 2018. Jamal Nebez was a student of Islamic law, philosophy, theology, physics and mathematics at the University of Baghdad in the 1950s. During 1956, Jamal Nebez organized a stenciled script on algebra and in 1960, succeeded in ..
American author, historian, and critic of United States foreign policy William Blum was born on March 6, 1933, and died on December 9, 2018. Blum worked in a computer-related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s. At first an anti-communist with dreams of becoming a foreign service officer, he became disillusioned ..
Norwegian journalist and children’s writer Tor Fretheim was born on May 13, 1946, and died on December 9, 2018. Tor Fretheim made his literary debut in 1982 with Markus kjenner ikke Supermann. In 1986, Fretheim was given the Norwegian Critics Prize for Best Children’s Book for Englene stanser ved Eventyrbrua. Tor Fretheim passed away at ..
English singer, songwriter, and guitarist Peter Campbell McNeish have known professionally as Pete Shelley was born on April 17, 1955, and died on December 6, 2018. He was best known as the leader of Buzzcocks. Shelley formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto after the two met at the Bolton Institute of Technology (now the University of ..
French author Joseph Joffo was born on April 2, 1931, in Paris and died on December 6, 2018. He was probably best known for his memoir Un sac de billes (A Bag of Marbles), which has been translated into eighteen languages. Joseph Joffo left school at 14 with a certificate’études (a former school leaving certificate, ..
Indonesian novelist and feminist Nurhayati Srihardini Siti Nukatin was born in Semarang, Central Java, on February 29, 1936 and died on December 4, 2018. She was better known by her pen name Nh. Dini (sometimes NH Dini in English) Out of five children of Saljowidjojo and Kusaminah Dini was the youngest. Her relitives can be ..