1966 in Literature - Deaths

Deaths

  • January 18 – Kathleen Norris, novelist and wife of fellow-novelist Charles Gilman Norris, 85
  • February 12 - Elio Vittorini, Italian novelist, 57
  • March 10 – Frank O'Connor, short-story writer, 62
  • April 1 – Flann O'Brien, satirist, 54 (heart attack)
  • April 2 – C. S. Forester, Hornblower author, 66
  • April 10 – Evelyn Waugh, novelist, biographer and travel writer, 62 (heart failure)
  • April 13 – Georges Duhamel, French novelist, 81
  • June 7 – Jean Arp, Alsatian sculptor, painter, and poet, 79
  • June 10 – Henry Treece, historical novelist, 54
  • June 30 – Margery Allingham, crime novelist, 62
  • July 25 – Frank O'Hara, poet, 40 (ruptured liver)
  • August 6 – Cordwainer Smith, science fiction author, 53 (heart attack)
  • August 12 - Artur Alliksaar, Estonian poet, 43 (cancer)
  • September 25 – Mina Loy, poet and artist, 83
  • September 28 – André Breton, French Surrealist poet and author, 70
  • October 30 - Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist, 60
  • November 26 – Siegfried Kracauer, journalist and critic, 77

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