It was devastating to hear the news of the very recent death from cancer of extraordinarily talented young writer Nigel McDowell. You can see how highly I regard his books in my posts from July and October of 2014. Literature and human kind are much poorer for his loss but inordinately richer for his legacy. Our best tribute now is to read (or re-read) his books and to try to make sure that as many young people as possible enjoy the enormous pleasure of doing the same.
Our thoughts go out to those privileged to love and be loved by him.