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We would like to note the passing of Donald J. Winslow, best known in our field for his text A Glossary of Terms in Life-Writing: Biography, Autobiography, and Related Forms, which first appeared as installments in issues one and two of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly in 1978. In 1980, this glossary inaugurated the Biography Monograph series as a small reference book; a second edition appeared in 1995.

Donald Winslow was born in 1911, and attended Tufts and Boston University; after serving in World War II, he returned to BU as a faculty member, where he specialized in teaching Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, Eighteenth Century British Literature, and Biography. He was one of the first faculty members in the United States to teach a course on the subject.

He was already an emeritus professor when he agreed to become this journal's first bibliographer, and his interest in life writing remained strong during the ensuing thirty-four years of his retirement. He died on June 10th of this year, still engaged and active, at the age of ninety-eight.

At the IABA conference in Sussex, I heard a paper on the history of biography theory and criticism by Binne De Haan. …

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