José Vergara remembers the Russian writer Andrei Bitov, who died on December 3.
"Had he died during the 1960s, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn would have been remembered as a hero, a prophet, and a great writer from a country of great writers."
Anjan Sundaram on V.S. Naipaul, whose flaws, rather than his powers as a writer, have unjustly become the focus since his death.
In remembrance of Alan Rabinowitz, one of the modern era's great conservation scientists.
Alan Warhaftig provides a memory of V. S. Naipaul, who died last week at age 85, and the late Trinidadian Archbishop Anthony Panti.
Robert Abele remembers the "peculiarly joyous specialty born of eating with Jonathan Gold."
Carolina A. Miranda, Jonathan Gold’s colleague at the LA Times, eulogized him by making a kind of collage poem with sentences …