April 10, 2015 Leave a comment
We’re so sad to see Ivan Doig pass on, however, it’s nice to remember and acknowledge his incredible craft. Cory Walsh of missoulian.com put together a nice article on the subject. Read it here.
“Friends, fellow writers and book lovers remembered award-winning author Ivan Doig as a gracious and kind person who loved both literature and diligent historical research.”
“‘He talks about words as though you could just put them in your hand and pet them,’ said Welch, a retired University of Montana English professor.”
“Lois Welch, a longtime family friend, described Doig as ‘alive to language,’ a trait that drew him toward fiction from his original career as a journalist.”
“The 75-year-old White Sulphur Springs native died at his home in Seattle. The cause was multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells, from which he’d suffered for eight years, Riverhead Books wrote in a statement.”