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Federman Dies

Filed under: Obituary


On Tuesday, October 6, Raymond Federman passed away in California after a long battle with cancer. There are many obits available on the Web. His influence as a writer, critic, and teacher was widespread, and his death is being mourned by family, friends, and fans around the world.

Last October, the literary crowd in Buffalo celebrated the occasion of his 80th year.

Here he is reading from The Voice in the Closet.

  • Patricia Cregan Navarra

    Dr. Federman’s undergrad fiction writing class, Spring of 1979 at UB, was something like heaven. He questioned and celebrated everything we wrote. Nothing was sacred and the moment was all. Ron Sukenick and William Gass were guests. Ray had us to dinner with his family, and often invited us to lunch in the faculty dining room. Godspeed and God bless. xoxoxoxo