Thursday, June 23, 2011

Noted Canadian novelist & poet with NZ connections has died

From Booksellers NZ weekly newsletter The Read:

Alberta writer Robert Kroetsch dies at 83
Booksellers NZ was saddened to learn the news that Laura Kroetsch's father, Canadian novelist and poet Robert Kroetsch has died in a car accident near Drumheller, Alta. He was 83.

And here is another tribute sent to me by a friend via Facebook:

And from the Winnipeg Free Press.

The Bookman extends his deepest sympathy to Laura who played an active part on the NZ book scene for many years as a book judge and reviewer, and in various admin roles before being appointed Director of the Adelaide Festival last year.

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