By Dr. Elizabeth KolbertA writer whose work has been widely recognized as groundbreaking, with the Nobel Prize in Literature, the New York Times bestselling author of the novel A Farewell to Arms, and the award-winning film, The Imitation Game, has been hailed by fans and critics alike as a modern classic, a must-read for everyone.
The late, beloved author was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2015, shortly after her death in a car accident in 2016.
The writer and her family have since returned to their hometown of Toronto to live in their former home with their five children.
While the family has been in Toronto, they’ve kept a constant schedule with regular visits to their beloved hometown.
Dr. Doliittle died Thursday at the age of 89.
Her last book was released in 2016 and won the National Book Award.
She died from complications of terminal cancer.
Her books have been read by more than a billion people worldwide, according to the publisher Simon & Schuster.
Dr Doliitte was a native of Toronto, Ont., and studied at McGill University and at the University of Toronto.
She won the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Novel, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for the novel The Impostor, and received the 2015 Robert W. Chambers Award for Distinguished Service to Literature.
In addition to her books, she was a recipient of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award, the 2017 Nebula Award, and a 2015 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
She was also a member of the National Film Board of Canada, the Canadian Film Institute, the Library of Congress, and Canada’s Literary Alliance.
Dr Dolittle was known for her long-running collaboration with her husband, former television producer, producer, and producer Bob Dolittle, who passed away in June of 2018.
In her last book, The Book of the Year, the two collaborated on a series of novels set in Toronto in the early 1950s.
She wrote the first story, The Dressed Man and the Queen, in 1958, and she collaborated on the next six novels, The King of Queens, The Queen’s Secret, The White Queen, The Empress, and The Queen of the Sea.