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In this picture taken on July 4, 2000, Spanish writer Almudena Grandes glanced through a book at the Alcala de Henares book fair, near Madrid.

Almudena Grandes, novelist of Spain’s marginalized, dies at 61

An award-winning Spanish writer and ardent feminist, Almudena Grandes shot to fame with an erotic novel about a woman rebelling against social norms and wrote more than a dozen novels whose protagonists mostly live on the edges of traditional Spanish society, either struggling against its sexual restrictions or marginalized by poverty.

Darlene Hard hit a forehand to  Zsuzsa Kormoczy during a quarterfinal of the 1955 Wimbledon tennis championships.

Darlene Hard, 3-time major tennis champion, dies at 85

An aggressive serve-and-volley player who won three major singles titles and 18 major doubles titles, Darlene Hard was ranked in the US top 10 every year between 1954 and 1963, including four times as No. 1.

Mr. Demeter, playing third base for the Philadelphia Phillies, awaited a throw as Willie Mays slid at Connie Mack Stadium on July 14, 1962 in Philadelphia.

Don Demeter, a Dodger star of the future who wasn’t, dies at 86

He also roamed the outfield for the Boston Red Sox for parts of the 1966 and 1967 seasons.

Adolfo on Jan. 4, 1978 after a show at the Hotel St. Regis in New York.

Adolfo, designer who dressed Nancy Reagan, dies at 98

Adolfo, who achieved international fashion fame as one of Nancy Reagan’s favorite designers during her years as first lady and who dressed many of society’s most prominent women for almost three decades, died Saturday at his home in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

Mr. Elder, the first Black golfer to play in the Masters tournament, posed on the first tee at Augusta National in November 2020.

Lee Elder, barrier-breaking Black golfer, dies at 87

Elder made history in 1975 by becoming the first Black golfer to play in the Masters, paving the way for Tiger Woods and others.

Mr. Gordon's books have sold more than 25 million copies in 34 languages.

A best-seller here and a bigger seller in Europe, novelist Noah Gordon dies at 95

Mr. Gordon's novel "The Physician" sold more than 10 million copies, mostly in Europe, where he has a devoted following in Germany and Spain.

Mr. Saviano played a critical part in uncovering the church coverup of sexual abuse of minors.

Phil Saviano, clergy abuse victim who refused to stay silent, dies at 69

Mr. Saviano founded the New England chapter of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

Ms. Setouchi spoke during a 1999 conversation at the temple where she lived as a Buddhist nun in Kyoto, Japan.

Jakucho Setouchi, 99, dies; Buddhist priest wrote of sex and love

A Buddhist priest and feminist author, Jakucho Setouchi wrote frankly about sex, entertained audiences with her insouciant wit, and rendered one of Japan’s greatest classic works into a readable bestseller.