Monday, April 7, 2014

Peter Matthiessen (1927 - 2014)

Peter Matthiessen, major American writer and former New York State Author under the auspices of
the New York State Writers Institute (1995-1997) has died at the age of 86.

Here's the New York Times obituary:
More about Matthiessen as State Author appointed by then-Governor Mario Cuomo:

Picture:  Peter Matthiessen, Grace Paley, William Kennedy and UAlbany President Karen Hitchcock at the Writers Institute's 1995 New York State Author and Poet awards ceremony.