Alan Moorehead (1910-1983)

Death: 29th September 1983
Location: Hampstead Cemetery, West Hampstead, London, England

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Australian born journalist, war correspondent and author of popular histories, most notably two books on the nineteenth-century exploration of the Nile, The White Nile (1960) and The Blue Nile (1962). During World War II he won an international reputation for his coverage of campaigns in the Middle East and Asia, the Mediterranean and Northwest Europe.

Émile Gaboriau (1832-1873)

Death: 28th September 1873
Location: Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Cause of death: Stroke

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French writer, novelist, and journalist, and a pioneer of modern detective fiction. He published L'Affaire Lerouge (1866) which introduced a young police officer named Monsieur Lecoq, who was the hero in three of Gaboriau's later detective novels. The character of Lecoq was based on a real-life thief turned police officer, Eugène François Vidocq (1775–1857), whose own memoirs, Les Vrais Mémoires de Vidocq, mixed fiction and fact. It may also have been influenced by the villainous Monsieur Lecoq, one of the main protagonists of Paul Féval's Les Habits Noirs book series.

Kofi Awoonor (1935-2013)

Death: 21st September 2013
Location: Ghana, Volta Region, Wheta, Family home
Cause of death: Murdered

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Ghanaian poet and author whose work combined the poetic traditions of his native Ewe people and contemporary and religious symbolism to depict Africa during decolonization. He was among those who were killed in the September 2013 attack at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)

Death: 9th September 1945
Location: Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, United States.

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American writer, poet, and attorney, widely known for his 1927 prose poem Desiderata (Latin: things desired).

Maurice Genevoix (1890–1980)

Death: 8th September 1980
Location: Cimetière de Passy, Paris, Île-de-France, France

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French author who received the Prix Goncourt for Raboliot (1925). He was elected to the Académie française on 24 October 1946 and was formally inducted the following year. The Académie française literary Prix Maurice Genevoix is named for him.