Mark Strand, Pulitzer-winning Poet Laureate in 1999, passed away at age 80 on Saturday due to liposarcoma (fat-cell cancer) at his daughter’s house in Brooklyn.

P.D. James, creator of Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, also known as the “Queen of Crime,” dies at age 94 on Thursday in Oxford, England. Her first work, Cover Her Face, was published in 1962, and her last, Death Comes to Pemberley, in 2013.

Claudia Rankine’s book of poetry, Citizen: An Americal Lyric, is a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry.

According to reviewer Janet Maslin, Brock Clarke’s book The Happiest People in the World uses C.I.A. Operatives to drive the interest of readers.

Christopher Fowler’s new book Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart is the second book published in America this year by the author.

-Zalma Aguirre