July 20, 2009
Sad news today - author Frank McCourt has died of cancer in New York at the age of 78. He was one of the finest storytellers of our generation with a powerful and entertaining personality. His writing touched all those who read it. Harper Collins UK CEO Victoria Barnsley says: "It was an honour to publish his work and he will be greatly missed by all of us".
More information can be found on the BBC website.