Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Robert Kroetsch- R.I.P.

It was only back in March that I read my first Robert Kroetsch book and was sufficiently impressed that I looked forward to reading more.

Last night Kroetsch was killed in a car accident on his way from Canmore to Leduc. Canada has lost a very talented writer. Rest in peace.


Jodie Robson said...

That is such sad news. He came as a speaker to a conference I was organising and he was just the nicest person you could imagine. As he left he handed me a copy of What the Crow Said with a lovely personal message written in it - I know authors sign books all the time, but I've treasured it ever since, and will do so even more now.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

So very sad. He was a literary icon and his passing leaves a huge gap.