Thursday, June 23, 2011

Newton Thornburg Has Passed Away

I was sorry to read in The Guardian that American novelist Newton Thornburg, the author most prominently of Cutter and Bone (1976), died in early May at age 81. He’d evidently been paralyzed by a stroke back in 1998 and had been left wheelchair-bound, living in a retirement home near Seattle ever since. Sadly, Thornburg’s passing seems to have generated little public notice.

If you haven’t already read it, check out Bob Cornwell’s interview with Thornburg, which appeared at the Tangled Web site a few years ago.

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