‘Geek Love’ Author Katherine Dunn Passes Away

Geek Love Author Katherine Dunn

The world was saddened today to learn of the death of Katherine Dunn, who is best known for her spectacular 1989 cult classic Geek Love. She was 70-years-old.

According to her son, Dunn passed away on May 11 due to complications with lung cancer.

In addition to her seminal novel about a family of carnival oddities, Dunn was also an avid boxing fan who took up the sport and wrote about it on the web for the Cyber Boxing Zone and in a column for the Willamette Week.

Her son revealed that despite being “a very private person” she read every single letter from fans expressing their adoration for Geek Love.

(via Jezebel)

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