Pulitzer Prize-winning author Studs Terkel, the matchless historian of American working class life (author of And They All Sang: The Great Musicians of the 20th Century Talk About Their Music, Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression and Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do amongst many other titles), has died at his home in Chicago, aged 96 -- more via the BBC.

Readers Comments

  1. Sorely missed - a great guy. Everyone should get hold of the Studs Terkel Reader - you won't regret it.

  2. a great American. RIP

  3. I heard an interview on NPR the other day and he was so full of srieots and anecdotes. He was like a walking encyclopedia of the 20th century.He was known by his trademark red and white checked shirt and red socks!He was a national treasure. It's too bad he didn't live to see the day Obama* would be elected president. He was a die-hard proud liberal. *Most likely.

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