2020 Series/Volume





Article's first page first published April 5, 2020
This page of article first published April 30, 2020
Last updated January 6, 2021





We salute the following from the world of culture and the arts who succumbed to COVID-19 along with 1,869,808+ others in our planet





David Driskell (United States)
visual artist and African-American art scholar
(June 7, 1931 - April 1, 2020 in Hyattsville, Maryland)

The David C. Driskell Center: Preserving African-American Art, a video by UMD, 2014



Bernard Epin (France)
communist activist, children's literature critic and writer
(May 27, 1936 - April 1, 2020)

cover art for Discover Today's Literature for Young People by Bernard Epin, 1976



Ellis Marsalis Jr. (United States)
jazz pianist and jazz improvisation teacher
(November 14, 1934 - April 1, 2020 in New Orleans)

Ellis Marsalis Jr. plays "Twelve's It" at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center, 15 December 2018



Bucky Pizzarelli (United States)
jazz and swing music guitarist
(January 9, 1926 - April 1, 2020 in Saddle River, New Jersey)

Bucky Pizzarelli live with a 7-string jazz guitar at Five Towns College. [Uploaded by Veojam, 2010]



Adam Schlesinger (United States)
bassist, guitarist, drummer, keyboardist, singer-songwriter and record producer; founding member of Fountains of Wayne, Ivy and Tinted Windows; contributor to Fever High
(October 31, 1967 - April 1, 2020 in Poughkeepsie, New York)

The Songwriting Process with Adam Schlesinger by fuzztopiavideos, 2010



Gustavo Orellana (Ecuador)
singer, songwriter, teacher of architecture and former Secretary of Sports and Recreation
(1941 - April 2, 2020 in Guayaquil)

Gustavo Orellana Magallanes - Esperame en el Cielo (Ecuasound Records, 2014). [Uploaded by ecuasound, 1 July 2014]



Patricia Bosworth (United States)
actress, arts and entertainment journalist, biographer and memoirist
(April 24, 1933 - April 2, 2020 in New York City)

CUNY TV 25.3's One to One with Patricia Bosworth, 2017



Juan Giménez (Argentina)
comic book artist
(November 26, 1943 - April 2, 2020 in Mendoza)

Juan Giménez drawing a "metabaron" at the 2013 Barcelona Comic Con. [Video by ArtPassword]



Eddie Large (United Kingdom)
(June 25, 1941 - April 2, 2020 in Bristol)

a Little and Large live performance in 1987. [Uploaded by VideotapeFTW]



Rodrigo Pesántez Rodas (Ecuador)
writer and poet
(July 25, 1937 - April 2, 2020 in Guayaquil)

a Facebook post of one of Rodas' poems



Sergio Rossi (Italy)
shoe designer
(July 31, 1935 - April 2, 2020 in Cesena)

The July 2019 Sergio Rossi collection



Nirmal Singh Khalsa (India)
(April 12, 1952 - April 2, 2020 in Amritsar)

"Jis Da Sahib" with Nirmal Singh Khalsa (center) at Kalgidhar Sahib, Takanini, Auckland, New Zealand, September 2011. [Uploaded by Mann Video]



Marcelle Ranson-Hervé (France)
(October 10, 1929 - April 3, 2020 in Marseille)

Crésus (1960), starring Fernandel, Marcelle Ranson (as Fine), Rellys and Sylvie. [Uploaded 27 September 2020 by Films des années 50 et 60]



Joel Shatzky (United States)
writer and literature professor
(November 30, 1943 - April 3, 2020 in Ithaca, New York)

cover art for Shatzky's 2002 novel



Tim Robinson (United Kingdom)
writer, cartographer and painter
(1935 - April 3, 2020 in London)

Unfolding the Landscape, an interview with Tim Robinson (along with photographer Nicolas Fève) by Irish poet Vincent Woods in 2015. [Video by the NUI Galway Library]



Montserrat Sabater Bacigalupi (Spain)
literary publisher
(May 4, 1940 - April 3, 2020 in Barcelona)

Montserrat Sabater. [Photo grabbed from vilaweb.cat]



Jay Benedict (United States)
(April 11, 1951 - April 4, 2020 in London, England)

a Jay Benedict showreel. [Uploaded by Mickledore, 2011]



Forrest Compton (United States)
(September 15, 1925 - April 4, 2020 in Shelter Island, New York)

a scene from the TV series The Edge of Night (with Forrest Compton as Mike Carr in the 1971-1984 seasons). [Uploaded by edgeofnighttv, 2007]



Olan Montgomery (United States)
painter, actor, photographer and make-up artist
(April 12, 1963 - April 4, 2020 in New York City)

Olan Montgomery interviewed by YouTube channel Talking About, 2015

Olan Montgomery as the down-on-his-luck man with violin in The Violin (2012), a short film by Zachary Fallah



Marcel Moreau (Belgium)
(April 16, 1933 - April 4, 2020 in Bobigny, Grand Paris)

Marcel Moreau. [Photo from actualitte.com]



Leïla Menchari (Tunisia)
House of Hermès decorator and designer
(September 1927 - April 4, 2020 in Hammamet, Tunisia)

An ImagineFashion.com presentation of Godfrey Deeny's Fashion Minds featuring Leïla Menchari. [Uploaded by imaginefashion, 2012]



Patrick Francfort (aka Patrick Gibson) (France)
drummer and singer for The Gibson Brothers
(1956 - April 4, 2020)

The Gibson Brothers - "Que Sera Mi Vida" (If You Should Go), 1980. [Uploaded by NoMadU55555]



Vincent Lionti (United States)
violist and conductor
(1959 - April 4, 2020 in New York City)

Vincent Lionti talks about the Greater Westchester Youth Orchestras Association in 2014. [Video uploaded by MET Orchestra Musicians, 10 July 2020]



Lee Fierro (United States)
actress and Island Theater Workshop artistic director
(February 13, 1929 - April 5, 2020 in Canton, Ohio)

Lee Fierro as Mrs. Kintner in Jaws



Helène Aylon (United States)
ecofeminist process and multimedia art practitioner
(February 4, 1931 - April 6, 2020 in New York City)

Helène Aylon describes the creation of her linseed oil works and how they tie to feminism. [Video by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art]



Josep Maria Benet i Jornet (Spain)
playwright and television writer
(June 20, 1940 - April 6, 2020 in Lleida)

Josep Maria Bonet i Jornet. [Photo from elperiodico.com/es/ocio-y-cultura/]



Yvonne Sherwell (United States)
actress, dancer and writer
(May 27, 1927 - April 6, 2020 in New York City)

Yvonne Sherwell. [Photo grabbed from nytimes.com]



Mark Steiner (Israel)
philosopher specializing in the philosophy of mathematics and physics
(May 6, 1942 - April 6, 2020 in Jerusalem)

Mark Steiner lectures at the International Conference on the Work of Charles Parsons, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 5 December 2013



Robert Chaudenson (France)
(April 12, 1937 - April 7, 2020 in Aix-en-Provence)

A review on video of Robert Chaudenson's 2001 book Creolization of Language and Culture (co-written with Salikoko Mufwene) by Sissi of the Glotters YouTube channel, 2018



Jean-Laurent Cochet (France)
director, acting teacher and actor
(January 28, 1935 - April 7, 2020 in Paris)

Jean-Laurent Cochet. [Photo from newsy-today.com]



Eddy Davis (United States)
trad jazz banjoist and bandleader
(September 26, 1940 - April 7, 2020 in New York City)

Eddy Davis on banjo and Conal Fowkes at the piano - "Wild Man Blues" (Jelly Roll Morton) and "Memories of You" (Eubie Blake), live at Casa Fuster, Barcelona, Spain. [Uploaded by Eddy Davis - The Manhattan Minstrel, 31 January 2010]



Allen Garfield (United States)
film and television actor
(November 22, 1939 - April 7, 2020 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles)

Zack Norman (left) and Allen Garfield in Chief Zabu, the long-unreleased film written and directed by Neil Cohen and Norman. Filmed in 1988, Chief Zabu was released for the market at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, and thereafter in 2016 at the Laemmle Theatres' Monica 4-plex in Santa Monica, in Los Angeles, and at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival



Hudeidi (Somalia)
oud musician
(April 15, 1928 - April 7, 2020 in London, England)

Hudeydi with Fatima at the Mela Festival, Oslo, 2006



John Prine (United States)
country folk singer-songwriter
(October 10, 1946 - April 7, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee)

John Prine on NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts, 19 March 2018 edition



Hal Willner (United States)
music producer
(April 5, 1956 - April 7, 2020 in New York City)

The Hal Willner-produced Weird Nightmare: Meditations on Mingus album (released 1992), featuring instruments designed and built by Harry Partch and including performances by Bill Frisell, Vernon Reid, Henry Rollins, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Don Byron, Henry Threadgill, Gary Lucas, Bobby Previte, Robert Quine, Leonard Cohen, Diamanda Galás, Chuck D, and Elvis Costello



Tom Blackwell (United States)
pioneering hyperrealist artist
(1938 - April 8, 2020 in Poughkeepsie, New York)

Tom Blackwell from Vincent Zambrano on Vimeo.



Marc Engels (Belgium)
film sound engineer
(1965 or 1966 - April 9, 2020)

Fred Demolder, Marc Engels (second awardee from left), Sylvain Réty and Jean-Paul Hurier receive their César Award trophies in 2017 after winning the Best Sound plum for their work in The Odyssey (2016). [Video by Mulderville]



Dmitri Smirnov (United Kingdom)
(November 2, 1948 - April 9, 2020 in London)

Dmitri Smirnov's First Symphony ("The Seasons"), opus 30, 1980, in memory of William Blake - The Latvian State Symphony Orchestra, Vassily Sinaisky conductor, Philharmonic Hall, Riga, 8 October 1981



Rifat Chadirji (Iraq)
architect, photographer and activist
(December 6, 1926 - April 10, 2020 in London, England)

Rifat Chadirji on the Tamayouz - Rifat Chadirji Prize for Architecture, 2015

The Chadirji residence (showing side patio covered by an arbor), Baghdad. Designed by Rifat Chadirji, 1955. [Photo by Chadirji, courtesy of Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT]



Ceybil Jefferies, aka Sweet Sable (United States)
R&B and house music singer
(? - April 10, 2020 in New York City)

Sweet Sable's 1994 album Open Your Heart (the above video visual is from the album's single CD "Old Times' Sake"). [Uploaded by KingAlone in 2016]



Iris M. Zavala (Puerto Rico)
novelist, scholar and poet
(December 27, 1936 - April 10, 2020 in Madrid, Spain)

cover of Zavala's novel Kiliagonía (1980)



Hélène Châtelain (France)
filmmaker, scriptwriter, stage director and actress
(December 28, 1935 - April 11, 2020)

La Jetée (a 1962 sci-fi featurette by Chris Marker starring Chatelain as The Woman) shown at Pineapple Lab, Manila, 13 October 2016. [Uploaded by Dipolair, 9 January 2017]



Wynn Handman (United States)
The American Place Theater artistic director, arts education programs initiator, stage director and acting teacher
(May 19, 1922 - April 11, 2020 in New York City)

CUNY TV's interview with Wynn Handman, 2015



Gillian Wise (United Kingdom)
(February 16, 1936 - April 11, 2020 in Paris)

Gillian Wise, Looped Network Suspended in Pictorial Space, 1974, acrylic paint on plastic, 1626 x 1219 x 23 mm.

[Photo from tate.org.uk]



Pablo Puente Aparicio (Spain)
architect, architectural conservator-restorer and sacred art expert
(1946 - April 11, 2020 in Valladolid)

The facade of the Salzillo Museum in Murcia undergoing a renovation by Pablo Puente Aparicio. Puente also curated several exhibitions in the institution. [Photo grabbed from laopiniondemurcia.es]



Maurice Barrier (France)
(June 8, 1932 - April 12, 2020 in Montbard)

A sequence from Rouget Le Braconnier with Maurice Barrier as Constable Javelle (1989)



Tim Brooke-Taylor (United Kingdom)
comedian and actor
(July 17, 1940 - April 12, 2020 in Buxton, Derbyshire)

Tim Brooke-Taylor performing the "The Chartered Accountant Dance" skit in At Last The 1948 Show, 1967. [Uploaded by OMPcomedy]



Victor Batista Falla (Cuba)
literary patron and editor (publisher of the magazines Exilio and scandalous; founder of the publishing house Colibri)
(1933 - April 12, 2020 in Havana)

Victor Batista Falla. (Screenshot from the documentary film Orboninana, 2018)



Joel M. Reed (United States)
film director, producer and screenwriter
(December 20, 1933 - April 12, 2020 in New York City)

The trailer for the 2019 documentary film about Joel M. Reed, Reed Unbound: The Joel M. Reed Story



Kishen Bholasing (Surinam, Netherlands)
singer and percussionist
(August 3, 1984 - April 12, 2020 in Amsterdam)

The first mashup of Kishen & Friends, 1 February 2020



Gil Bailey (Jamaica, United States)
radio broadcaster (known as the "Godfather of Reggae Radio")
(1936 - April 13, 2020 in New York City)

Gil Bailey interviewed in 2010 by DreadlessRas of ZYNCTV



Sarah Maldoror (France)
documentary film director
(July 19, 1929 - April 13, 2020 in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis)

Maldoror's 1972 film Sambizanga. [Uploaded by Cineastas da Africa, 5 May 2020)



Rick May (United States)
radio drama and video game voice actor and stage actor/director
(September 21, 1940 - April 13, 2020 in Seattle)

A video (made and uploaded by Dr. Ether in 2010) compiling samples of the voice-acting work of Rick May for the character Soldier (in Team Fortress 2), several roles in Star Fox 64, and other video game characters



Helen Damico (United States)
scholar of Old English and Old English literature
(January 30, 1931 - April 14, 2020 in Akron, Ohio)

Helen Damico at a book-signing event. [Photo grabbed from unmenglish.blogspot.com)



William H. Gerdts (United States)
art historian
(January 18, 1929 - April 14, 2020)

The cover art for William H. Gerdts' book on American artists who flocked to Giverny, Monet's Giverny (1993)



Michael Gilkes (Guyana)
dramatist, stage director/actor, filmmaker, poet and literary critic
(1933 - April 14, 2020 in London, England)

The teaser video for Michael Gilkes' short film Maira and the Jaguar People, 2016. [Uploaded by Omar Estrada, 2014]



Allen Daviau (United States)
(June 14, 1942 - April 15, 2020 in Los Angeles)

Allen Daviau outlines his technique for controlling color in the Birns & Sawyer Master Series on Filmmaking, 2008



Henry Grimes (United States)
jazz double bassist, violinist and poet
(November 3, 1935 - April 15, 2020 in New York City)

Video by gagin79, 2016



Bruce Myers (United Kingdom)
(1942 - April 15, 2020 in Paris, France)

Bruce Myers in The Grand Inquisitor, a play by Peter Brook adapted from a part of the novel The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, onstage in Damascus, 10 June 2008. [Photo by Louai Beshara AFP / Archives]



Lee Konitz (United States)
alto saxophonist and jazz composer
(October 13, 1927 - April 15, 2020 in New York City)

Lee Konitz with Chick Corea at the Woodstock Jazz Festival, 1981 - "Stella By Starlight" (Victor Young). [Video remixed and uploaded by Alexander, 2012]



John Pfahl (United States)
(February 17, 1939 - April 15, 2020 in Buffalo, New York)

John Pfahl; Wave, Lave, Lace, Pescadero Beach, California; 1978; archival pigment print; 16 x 20 inches

[Photo grabbed from josephbellows.com]



Shahin Shahablou (Iran)
(January 27, 1964 - April 15, 2020 in London)

Shahin Shahablou's entry to the LensCulture Portrait Awards



Christophe (France)
(October 13, 1945 - April 16, 2020 in Brest, Finistère)

Christophe performs his 1965 hit "Aline" in 1979 on the occasion of the song's re-release. The re-release garnered the song another 1 million in record sales to make a total of 3.5 million records of the song sold. [Video uploaded by RTS Archives]



Milena Jelinek (Czechoslovakia, United States)
screenwriter, playwright, librettist and teacher
(1935 - April 16, 2020 in New York City)

A scene from Zapomenuté světlo (The Forgotten Light, 1996), the screenplay for which, adapted from the book by Jakub Demi, was written by Milena Jelinek

The preparation and rehearsal for the stage adaptation of Jelinek's screenplay for Zapomenuté světlo, directed by Matěj T. Růžička, staged 9 September 2017 in Brno. [Video by Horácké divadlo]

An insight into the opera Kafka's Women, music by Jiří Kadeřábek, libretto by Milena Jelinek. [Video by Michael Rossetti for The Center for Contemporary Opera Development Series, Cell Theater, New York City, 20 July 2013]



Luis Sepúlveda (Chile)
poet, fiction writer and journalist
(October 4, 1949 - April 16, 2020 in Oviedo, Spain)

Luis Sepúlveda, 10 May 2014. [Photo by Associazione Amici di Piero Chiara, Italia]



Giuseppi Logan (United States)
free jazz reed player, drummer and pianist
(May 22, 1935 - April 17, 2020 in Far Rockaway, Queens)

Giuseppi Logan seen with a saxophone in Tompkins Square Park, July 2009. [Video uploaded by Jack Silverman, 2012]

The Giuseppi Logan Quartet (1964) with Giuseppi Logan on alto sax, tenor sax, Pakistani oboe, bass clarinet and flute; Don Pullen on piano; Eddie Gomez on bass; Milford Graves on drums and tabla. [Video uploaded by W 34, 2019]



Arlene Saunders (United States)
spinto soprano opera singer
(October 5, 1930 - April 17, 2020)

Arlene Saunders singing the aria "Ein Schönes war" from Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos in 1968. [Audio with accompanying still uploaded by max, 2019]



Matthew Seligman (United Kingdom)
bass guitarist for The Soft Boys, Thompson Twins, The Fallout Club, The Dolphin Brothers and Thomas Dolby
(July 14, 1955 - April 17, 2020 in London)

Thomas Dolby on vocals and keyboard, Mat Hector on drums, Kevin Armstrong on guitar and Matthew Seligman on bass at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Tokyo, 2012 - "Europa and the Pirate Twins" (Dolby). [Video uploaded by Mat Hector, 2015]



Gene Shay (United States)
radio disc jockey and music festival founder
(March 4, 1935 - April 17, 2020 in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania)

WXPN's feature on Gene Shay and the Shay-founded Philadelphia Folk Festival on its 50th anniversary, 2011



Martine Crefcoeur (Netherlands)
stage and film actress
(May 23, 1935 - April 18, 2020 in Rotterdam)

Martine Crefcoeur in 1956 made up for the first Dutch stage version of Anne Frank's Diary. [Photo by HH grabbed from volkskrant.nl]



Claude Lafortune (Canada)
paper sculptor, set designer and television personality
(July 5, 1936 - April 19, 2020 in Longueuil)

Claude Lafortune at work on a detail for one of fifteen floats for the 1981 Canadian national holiday. [Photo from journaldemontreal.com]



Philippe Nahon (France)
(December 24, 1938 - April 19, 2020 in Paris)

Philippe Nahon in this teaser for Besoin Dead (2018), from oriGine films on Vimeo



Alexander Vustin (Russia)
(April 24, 1943 - April 19, 2020 in Moscow)

Alexander Vustin's 1974 piece Lamento - Michael Turpanov, piano; from the 2012 Anthology of Piano Music by Russian and Soviet Composers. [Uploaded by Funckyhamster, 2017]



H. G. Carrillo (United States)
(1960 - April 20, 2020 in Moscow)

H. G. Carrillo. [Photo grabbed from lithub.com]



Joel Rogosin (United States)
television producer and writer
(October 30, 1932 - April 21, 2020 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles)

Season 1's episode 5 of The New Lassie, aired 7 October 1989, written by Joel Rogosin. [Uploaded by Lassiemom325, 2018]



Jacques Pellen (France)
jazz guitarist
(1957 - April 21, 2020 in Brest, Finistère)

Jacques Pellen - "Her Mantle So Green" (from the album A-hed an aber, released 19 October 2018). [Uploaded by Paker Prod]



Miguel Ángel Troitiño (Spain)
human geographer and cultural tourism and heritage preservation expert
(1947 - April 21, 2020 in Madrid)

Miguel Ángel Troitiño. [Photo from ucm.es]



El Principe Gitano (Spain)
flamenco singer and dancer
(April 7, 1932 - April 22, 2020 in Mandayona)

El Principe Gitano - "In the Ghetto," 1970. [Uploaded by Angel B, 2008]



Bootsie Barnes (United States)
jazz tenor saxophonist
(November 27, 1937 - April 22, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Bootsie Barnes on tenor saxophone with John Swana on trumpet, Craig McIver on drums, and Lucas Brown on organ - "Funk in Deep Freeze" (Hank Mobley). [Uploaded by Philly Jazz, 30 April 2019]



Fred the Godson (United States)
DJ and rapper
(February 22, 1985 - April 23, 2020 in New York City)

Fred the Godson - "Runnin' These Streets," 2012, from the mixtape City of God. [Music video directed and uploaded by Taya Simmons, 28 June 2012]



Kumiko Okae (Japan)
(August 23, 1956 - April 23, 2020 in Tokyo)

Kumiko Okae. [Photo from vietgiaitri.com]



Mike Huckaby (United States)
deep house and trance music deejay
(1966 - April 24, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan)

Mike Huckaby in a strictly-vinyl set in the performance series The Lab NYC. [Video by Mixmag, 21 December 2019]



Gerald Slater (United States)
public television executive who played a key role in the expansion of PBS's and WETA's respective coverage of public affairs and the arts
(1934 - April 24, 2020 in Washington, D.C.)

Gerald Slater. [Photo grabbed from deadline.com]



Alan Abel (United States)
associate principal percussionist of the Philadelphia Orchestra until 1997, music educator and inventor of musical instruments
(1928 - April 25, 2020 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania)

Alan Abel at work with his percussion class. [Video by Temple University, uploaded 2010]



Ricardo Brennand (Brazil)
businessman, art collector and founder of the Ricardo Brennand Institute
(May 27, 1927 - April 25, 2020 in Recife)

Ricardo Brennand. [Photo from time24.news]



Robert Mandell (United States, United Kingdom)
conductor of easy-listening orchestral and choral music
(August 29, 1929 - April 25, 2020 in Leicester, East Midlands)

Robert Mandell with The Romantic Strings & Voices - "Roses of Picardy," from the album Great Songs from The Great War - The Words & Music of World War I (released 16 October 2013). [Uploaded by Ardee Music, November 2013]



Troy Sneed (United States)
gospel musician and singer
(December 14, 1967 - April 27, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida)

Troy Sneed - "My Heart Says Yes," unplugged version of the song from Sneed's 2011 album of the same name. [Uploaded by deensme1, May 2011]



Chavalit Soemprungsuk (Thailand)
painter, sculptor and printmaker
(July 30, 1939 - April 27, 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands)

ThaiPBS covers a Chavalit Soemprungsuk exhibition in Amsterdam (broadcast in Thailand 22 November 2013). [Video uploaded by annitemeanbrat, 2013]



Germano Celant (Italy)
art historian, critic and curator
(1940 - April 29, 2020 in Milan)

Germano Celant, who coined the term "Arte Povera" to refer to the so-called Italian movement, speaks about the 2019 Jannis Kounellis show at the Prada Foundation. [Uploaded by Judith Benhamou-Huet Reports, 22 May 2019]



Martin Lovett (United Kingdom)
cellist of the Amadeus Quartet
(March 3, 1927 - April 29, 2020 in London)

The RTÉ ConTempo Quartet plays Franz Schubert's String Quintet in C major with Amadeus Quartet cellist Martin Lovett. [Uploaded by Adrian Mantu, 10 March 2011]



Óscar Chávez (Mexico)
singer-songwriter (main exponent of Nueva Trova) and actor
(March 20, 1935 - April 30, 2020 in Mexico City)

Óscar Chávez - "La Llorona (Part 1)." [Uploaded by Dualsagara, 2011]



Sylvie Vincent (Canada)
anthropologist and ethnologist; author of L'image de l'Amérindien dans les manuels scolaires du Québec (The Image of the Native American in Quebec textbooks) and Comment les Québécois ne sont pas des sauvages (How Quebecers Are Not Savages), both published 1979
(April 27, 1941 - April 30, 2020)

Sylvie Vincent in a portrait illustration by Olivier Zuida Le Devoir, grabbed from an article in ledevoir.com



Yu Lihua (United States, Taiwan)
fiction writer
(November 28, 1931 - April 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C.)

the paperback cover of the Chinese edition of Yu Lihua's Reunion with the Palm, 2010














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