Muriel Spark has passed. She was writing all the way up until the end. I haven’t yet read any of her books, but I’ll definitely be checking her out soon. Anyone who whipped off the phrase “A book without judgment is not a book” is worthy of my attention. And probably yours.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is really a gem–very, very funny–comic Graham Greene but about schoolgirls (if you can wrap your mind around that).