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Michael Dibdin dies

The novelist Michael Dibdin died last Friday following a short illness, his publisher, Faber, announced today. He was 60.

8 Responses to “Michael Dibdin dies”

  1. A writerly life cut short, John. Thank you for this news.

    jb says: He was too young, it’s true.

  2. I agree and many avid readers of his novels will feel the loss. Far too young to go into that other world. May he RIP.

  3. ninglun says:

    RIP indeed. I spent many happy hours in company with Aurelio Zen…

    jb says: I never really got on with that series. But I loved Dirty Tricks, and several of the other stand-alones. And I was always interested in Dibdin’s criticism.

  4. Peter says:

    Too young to die.
    I shall strongly miss Aurelio Zen.
    I cant but wait for the last one.

  5. brian pelan says:

    I’ve just started to read the Aurelio Zen series after I read about the death of Michael Dibdin. Very impressive. I look forward to reading all his works. Good authors don’t really die as they live on through their work.

    jb says: I never really got on with Aurelio Zen, but I loved the standalone novels. Dirty Tricks was my favourite.

  6. Monica says:

    I’m starting to like this novel and I’ve just started to read the Aurelio Zen series, but after I read about the death of Michael Dibdin, I was very surprised and impressed. I wish I could read all his works. In my opinion a good authors don’t really die as they live on through their work.

  7. David says:

    Its sad to know that a good author died young. I’m sure lots of his readers like myself would be sad. But he still lives through his works. May his soul rest in peace.

  8. Martha Moore says:

    Some people leave the earth without traces. However, some outlive the pages of the books. For the great writer, Micheal Dibdin, he will be remembered.