The “Medicus” author died


Noah Gordon
The “Medicus” author died

US writer Noah Gordon has died.

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The historical novel “The Medicus” made Noah Gordon world famous. The US writer and journalist has now died at the age of 95.

US bestselling author Noah Gordon (1926-2021) has died. That was what his family did on his official homepage publicly. “It is with great sadness that Noah Gordon’s family announces that Noah died at home on November 22, 2021,” says a photo of the writer from behind while walking with a walker.

It continues: “Noah recently did [11. November, Anm. d. Red.] celebrated his 95th birthday with a lot of joy and was grateful for the long and fruitful life he lived. He leaves a great void and his memory will be a blessing to his loving family who held him in great esteem. “

Noah Gordon’s work would have touched the lives of millions of readers all over the world, write the mourners and close their message with: “His work lives on.”

“The Medicus” made him a world star

Noah Gordon became known worldwide with his history fiction novel “The Medicus” (1986). The follow-up novels to the trilogy about a medical dynasty – “The Shaman” (1992) and “The Heirs of the Medicus” (1995) – were also successful.

After the Second World War, Gordon began studying medicine himself, but then switched to journalism. Among other things, he worked for the newspaper “Boston Herald” and was editor-in-chief of the science magazine “Science”.

His first novel “The Rabbi” was published in 1965, his last “The Winemaker” in 2012. Noah Gordon leaves behind his wife, Lorraine Seay, with whom he last lived in a nursing home, and three children.


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