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Fantasy Author Lloyd Alexander Dead at 83

Apologies if this is old news already for some. I first read this on the Diana Wynne Jones mailing list yesterday, but I only just found a mainstream news link:

from the San Jose Mercury News

Vale, bard of Prydain ... .

(ETFix typo in headline ... how embarrassing!)

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meganbmoore
May. 18th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
*much sadness as she had not heard*

interesting that he died right after his wife...guess maybe it was one of those "will to live" things
chomiji
May. 20th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)

It could well have been - they had been married for so long, and he was quite old. It's fairly common: my husband's grandmother died a couple of months after her gentleman friend did (she had been a widow for a couple of decades before that).

bad_mushroom
May. 19th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
No way. That's awful. Such a huge loss for children's lit...he was an amazing man.
chomiji
May. 20th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)

He really was a fascinating character. What's sad is I have Faces of Fantasy, which is a photoessay book with portraits of fantasy authors, and statements from each of them. And they are starting to die off, it's awful - the book was published maybe 10-15 years ago, and several them are already gone. Inevitable, of course, but that doesn't mean I have to like it ... .

bad_mushroom
May. 20th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
That sounds like a really interesting book. Is it available at major bookstores/libraries, or would it be harder to track down?
chomiji
May. 20th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)

Libraries, I couldn't venture to guess.

Because it came out a while ago, it may be hard to find in regular bookstores. Amazon and www.abebooks.com both show lots of used copies available.

It's a lot of fun. I enjoy browsing through mine time and again.

bad_mushroom
May. 20th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
Excellent, thank you.
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