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News item dated 5 January 2023


We are sad to report that Suzy McKee Charnas (a HSFE and Nebula winner) and Fay Weldon (whose mainstream recognition includes a CBE) respectively died on 2 January and 4 January 2023.

John Clute writes:

The deaths of Suzy McKee Charnas and Fay Weldon, just two days apart, in different continents, after full lives and notable careers, is of course nothing but a coincidence. But we clock such moments in order to mark our sense of the graspable in the histories we live. Their coincident involvement over many decades in the long immensely complex conversation of Feminism, which has changed things for the good, links them together. Their fiction was written in its own right, but also as part of this long dramatization of the issues. What they wrote marks them as citizens of the world.

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