Several authors mentioned in The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction have passed away in recent weeks —an old guard, but still significant losses. But perhaps their passing serves as a reminder that might lead readers back to some of their work; I’d certainly recommend it.
- Hebrew-writing author Aharon Megged (10 August 1920- 23 March 2016). A favorite of mine is his The Flying Camel and the Golden Hump ; see also the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature author page and Benjamin Ivry’s Remembering the Inspirational Legacy of Aharon Megged in Forward.
- Nobel laureate (in 2002) Imre Kertész (9 November 1929 – 31 March 2016), whose writing — fiction, and non, and in-between — on the Holocaust make for a remarkable body of work.
- Swedish author Lars Gustafsson (17 May 1936-3 April 2016) — who was long active at the University of Texas, Austin, and set several of his novels there.