OBITUARY NOTE: JOHN CULLEN
John Christopher Cullen III, the renowned literary translator who translated more than 50 novels and works of nonfiction into English, died on April 15, the Times-Picayune reported. He was 79 years old.
Born in New Orleans, La.
REPORT URGES LIBRARY LEADERS TO ADDRESS DECLINE IN PUBLIC LIBRARY USAGE STATS
In a report published this week, veteran London-based bookseller, library advocate, and former Waterstones managing director Tim Coates warns that U.S. public library usage statistics show a steep declineand he suggests that library leaders must do more to address the trend.
JASON MATTHEWS, SPY NOVELIST, DIES AT 69
Jason Matthews, who parlayed his 33 years as a CIA officer into a second career as a best-selling spy novelist, writing scenes so gripping and vivid that some readers thought he was violating the agency's strict secrecy protocols, died April 28 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 69.
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