On 31 October 2011 13:45, Andrew Gray <andrew.gray(a)dunelm.org.uk> wrote:
The most prominent British writer to die in 1941 was
so no doubt we'll see a spate of reprints by about March. Others
include Hugh Walpole (prolific but mostly forgotten), P. C. Wren
("Beau Geste"), A. G. Macdonell ("England, Their England"), H. E.
Marshall ("Our Island Story").
Following on from this, I tried skimming some other countries, and got
very excited when I noticed Tagore died in 1941, but on examination
he's in the public domain already - India is life + 60.
Japan, Canada and New Zealand are life + 50, but I don't immediately
see any exciting cases who died in 1961; Australia is in the process
of transitioning from life + 50 to life + 70, and as a result no-one
new will fall into the public domain this year. France is best left
aside as discussed above; Germany is life + 70, which means Emanuel
Lasker's books on chess will become PD, along with a handful of minor
- Andrew Gray