Author obituaries

I find the life stories of successful writers inspirational and instructive. Maybe you do too. Here are some obituaries of the great and the good of the literary world which I have enjoyed reading and drawn lessons from.

Douglas Adams

Kingsley Amis

Isaac Asimov

Iain Banks

Anthony Burgess

William S. Burroughs

Arthur C. Clarke

Roald Dahl

David Foster Wallace

Nadine Godimer

Graham Greene

Joseph Heller

Russell Hoban

Jack Kerouac

Ken Kesey

Doris Lessing

Norman Mailer

Iris Murdoch

Patrick O’Brian

Mario Puzo

JD Salinger

Theodore Sturgeon

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.