Heinrich Boere was a member of a Nazi Waffen SS hit squad during World War II. He avoided justice for six decades, but was convicted in 2010 on three counts of murder.
Heinrich Boere, who murdered Dutch civilians as part of a Nazi Waffen SS hit squad during World War II but avoided justice for six decades, died of natural causes Sunday in a prison hospital in Froendenberg, Germany, while serving a life sentence, German justice officials said. He was 92.
Ahmed Fouad Negm's political verses in colloquial Arabic sharply criticized the country's leaders. His harshest barbs were aimed at Hosni Mubarak.
CAIRO — Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egypt's "poet of the people" whose sharply political verses in colloquial Arabic skewered the country's leaders and inspired protesters from the 1970s through the current uprisings, has died. He was 84.
At Pantheon Books, Schiffrin championed serious authors such as Studs Terkel. He was seen as a hero for quality over profits.
When André Schiffrin was fired in 1990 as editor in chief of Pantheon Books, it was regarded as a loud shot in the war between commercialism and quality in American publishing. There were protests by noted authors, including Studs Terkel and Kurt Vonnegut, and op-ed pieces that painted a pessimistic view of the industry.
A respected mentor to many Southern writers, Louis D. Rubin Jr. cofounded Algonquin Books and was a prolific writer himself.
Louis D. Rubin Jr., a curmudgeonly patron of contemporary Southern writing who as an author, teacher, editor and publisher helped establish and advance the careers of John Barth, Annie Dillard and dozens of others, has died. He was 89.