William Wharton, 1925-2008

As a commenter noted on my previous post, William Wharton, Author, Dies at 82: William Wharton, a successful impressionist painter who at 53 published his first novel, “Birdy,” which won a National Book Award, became a critically acclaimed movie and led to a dozen more books, died Wednesday in Encinitas, Calif. He was 82. Phillip and I are saddened to learn about this, that we won’t be reading anything new