(An Incomplete) List of Writers Who Died in 2011

Vaclav Havel

Christopher Hitchens

Russell Hoban

Ken Russell

Joe Simon

Stetson Kennedy

Sidney Lumet

George Whitman

Lilian Jackson Braun

Edwin Honig

Michael S. Hart

Gil Scott-Heron

Bill Keane

Jerry Leiber

Diana Wynne Jones

Bert Jansch

Leonora Carrington

Brian Jacques

Barbara Grier

Edouard Glissant

Dwayne McDuffie

Hisaye Yamamoto

Phoebe Snow

Anne McCaffrey

Leonard B. Stern

Vincent Cronin

Tony Geiss

MK Binodini

Kenneth Grant

Joe Gores

Maria Elena Walsh

Del Reisman

Christopher Trumbo

Loreen Rice Lucas

Diana Norman

Reynolds Price

John Ross

David Hart

B.H. Friedman

Dick King-Smith

Susana Chavez

Park Wun-suh

Wilfrid Sheed

Jean Dutord

Sun Axelsson

Ruth Cavin

Max Wilk

Hans Joachim Alpers

Donald S. Sanford

Peter J. Gomes

Ion Hobana

Rudi Bass

Anson Rainey

Perry Moore

Sean Boru

Bo Carpelan

Elaine Crowley

Martin Quigley Jr.

Charles E. Silberman

Andree Chedid

Iakovos Kambanelis

Sara Ruddick

Doris Burn

Steven Kroll

May Cutler

Thor Vilhjálmsson

H.R.F. Keating

Joe Bageant

Jean Liedloff

Bill Blackbeard

Alberto Granado

Hazel Rowley

Al Morgan

Raymond Garlick

John Haines

Ernesto Sabato

Abdul Hameed

Rafael Menjívar Ochoa

John Sullivan

Sidney Michaels

Madelyn Pugh

Sol Saks

Arthur Marx

Bill Brill

L.J. Davis

Ulli Beier

Kevin Jarre

Joanna Russ

David Wilkerson

Beverly Barton

Craig Thomas

Ira Cohen

W.J. Gruffydd

Anne Blonstein

Paul Violi

Johanna Fiedler

Dick Wimmer

Oniroku Dan

Hans Keilson

Martin Woodhouse

Newton Thornburg

Patrick Galvin

Wallace Clark

Carlos Trillo

Kate Swift

Arthur Laurents

Frans Sammut

William Kloefkorn

Thierry Martens

E.M. Broner

Tom Hungerford

Kathryn Tucker Windham

Harry Bernstein

Joel Rosenberg

Simon Heere Heeresma

David Rayfiel

Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta

Robert Kroetsch

Josephine Hart

Gloria Sawai

Anne LaBastille

Blaize Clement

Sissel Solbjørg Bjugn

Francis King

Agota Kristof

Henry Carlisle

Iain Blair

Hideo Tanaka

Michael Legat

Ruth Thomas

Colin Harvey

David Holbrook

Simona Monyová

William Sleator

Samuel Menashe

Selwyn Griffith

Sara Douglass

Ida Fink

Sergio Bonelli

Arthur Evans

Hella Haasse

David Croft

David Zelag Goodman

Emanuel Litvinoff

José Miguel Varas

Jo Carson

Cengiz Dağcı

Frank Parkin

Hugh Fox

Herbert Lomas

Florence Parry Heide

Stanley Mitchell

Uno Röndahl

Mildred Savage

Mick Anglo (LINK)

Alvin Schwartz

Sri Lal Sukla

Piri Thomas

Gerald Shapiro

Vittorio Curtoni

Morio Kita

Andrea Zonzotto

Taha Muhammad Ali

Georg Kreisler

Daniel Sada

H.G. Francis

Helen Forrester

Čestmír Vejdělek

Hal Kanter

Les Daniels

Leonid Borodin

Franz Josef Degenhardt

Morris Philipson

Ana Daniel

Ruth Stone

Peter Reading

Ruslan Akhtakhanov

Ivan Martin Jirous

Tomás Segovia

Kabir Chowdhury

Hans Heinz Holz

Ke Yan

Mario Miranda

Jean Baucus

Gilbert Adair

Jerry Robinson

Ambika Charan Choudhury

Matti Yrjänä Joensuu

Louky Bersianik

Christopher Logue

Christa Wolf

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

RIP Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet, who directed dozens of classic films, including 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, and Network, has died at the age of 86. We are big fans of his fine films, including the last film he made, 2007’s underappreciated Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (heck, we even liked his totally unnecessary remake of Gloria). Here’s Lumet talking about 12 Angry Men