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Honoring J. Patrick Lannan Jr. 1938-2022

Patrick Lannan, whose dedication to supporting the arts during his tenure as president of the Lannan Foundation from 1986 to 2021 helped us to publish so many transformative works of literature in translation here at Archipelago Books died Wednesday July 27 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

An obituary in The Santa Fe New Mexican highlights Lannan’s lifelong commitment to supporting “the writers and artists and activists who lived on the edges.”

As the writer Terry Tempest Williams writes of Lannan: “He had an elegance of mind and a fierce and tender understanding of what supporting artists and activists and Native communities meant to the soul of America.”

Bob Martin, who ran Lannan’s “Readings and Conversations” series, called him an “extraordinary man” whose work with the Santa Fe series was “transformational.”

Read the full obituary here

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