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In Memoriam

June 1, 2017

Brian Doyle - photo by Hob Osterlund

Brian Doyle
November 6, 1956 - May 27, 2017

It is with tremendous sadness that we say goodbye to Brian Doyle, who died on Saturday, May 27, of a malignant brain tumor at age 60. OSU Press was privileged to publish four of Brian's books, each remarkable in its own right, but surely none more memorable than his debut novel, Mink River (2010). In prose and in person, Brian Doyle was unfailingly compassionate, generous, and kind. He was a tireless champion of the Press and a treasured friend to the Oregon literary community. We mourn the books he would have written had he lived longer, and we deeply mourn the man who brought so much light and joy to our work.

Brian Doyle - photo by Tom Booth

Please consider making a contribution to the Brian and Mary Doyle Family Fund. Proceeds will be used to help retire the mortgage on the family home.

Read The Oregonian’s tribute
http://www.oregonlive.com/books/index.ssf/2017/05/brian_doyle.html

Read Oregon Public Broadcasting’s tribute
http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/article/brian-doyle-oregon-author-dies-at-60/

Read additional tributes on the Mink River Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/MinkRiver/

 

(photo at top right by Hob Osterlund. Photo at left by Tom Booth.)

 

 

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