In this podcast, Michael Cart says goodbye to some well known literary giants. Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, probably best known for the classic novel 100 Years of Solitude, passed away on April 17. Peter Matthiessen, the American author of The Snow Leopard and At Play in the Fields of the Lord, passed away in early April.
In other book-related news: the classic children’s book Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh recently celebrated its 50th anniversary! A special anniversary edition is out, with some new content – including a map of Harriet’s New York neighborhood.