Louis Cha Jing-yong was born on February 6, 1924, and died on October 30, 2018. He was better known by his pen name Jin Yong. He was a Chinese wuxia (“martial arts and chivalry”) novelist and essayist. Yong co-founded the Hong Kong daily newspaper Ming Pao in 1959 and served as its first editor-in-chief. He ..
T. Neil Davis was born on February 1, 1932, in Greeley, Colorado and died on December 10, 2016. He was a professor emeritus of geophysics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the author of several books. He received his B.S in geophysics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1945, an M.S. in geophysics ..
John Montague was born on February 28, 1929, in New York, and died on December 10, 2016. He was an Irish poet. Survived by his wife Liz. John grew up in Tyrone. Montague published a number of volumes of poetry, two collections of short stories and two volumes of memoir. Montague was one of the ..
Nancy Pedrick Mairs (née Smith) was born on July 23, 1943, in Long Beach, California and died on December 3, 2016. She was an author who writes about diverse topics, including spirituality, women’s issues and her experiences living with multiple sclerosis. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, however. Mairs received an AB from Wheaton College, ..
Patricia Robins was born on February 1, 1921, and died on December 4, 2016. She was a British romance novelist, also known as Claire Lorrimer. She came from an artistic family. Robins’ maternal grandfather was Herman Klein, a musician and her maternal grandmother was the writer Kathleen Clarice Groom. Robins’ mother was the popular romance ..
Julia Gomelskaya was born on March 11, 1964, and died on December 4, 2016. She was a Ukrainian composer of contemporary classical music. She graduated from the Simpheropol Tchaikovsky Musical College as a pianist and studied composition under Oleksandr Krasotov at the Odessa National A.V.Nezhdanova Music Academy (Ukraine), where she became a professor of composition. ..
Adolf Burger was born on August 12, 1917, and died on December 6, 2016. He was a Jewish Slovak typographer, memoir writer, and Holocaust survivor involved in Operation Bernhard. The film ‘The Counterfeiters’, was based largely on his memoirs, won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He came from a Jewish family ..
Phillip George Knightley was born on January 23, 1929, in Sydney and died on December 7, 2016. He was an Australian journalist, critic, and non-fiction author. Knightley became a visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln, England, and was a media commentator on the intelligence services and propaganda. Knightley started his career in ..
Ivar Thomassen was born on July 19, 1954, and died on November 28, 2016. He was a Norwegian folk singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist from Russenes in Porsanger, Norway. Ivar worked as district musician in Vadsø, from 1989 to 1997, Thomassen seriously started to compose and perform folk songs. His Themes in these ballads has ..
Jean Laura Stead was born on May 30, 1926, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, and died on December 2, 2016. She was an English reporter, national news editor for The Guardian, and labour historian. Jean Stead trained as a reporter on The Yorkshire Post, working as a reporter for 10 years in Leeds and London. During 1963, ..