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Post Mortem: September 2, 2007 - September 8, 2007

About Post Mortem

Welcome to our blog, Post Mortem, by the news obituary writers at The Washington Post -- Adam Bernstein, Matt Schudel, Joe Holley and Patricia Sullivan. Obituaries have become an increasingly popular feature in the newspaper and online, as well as on Internet discussion groups, in books and magazines and even...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 5, 2007; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Matt Schudel

Matt Schudel has been an obituary writer at The Washington Post since 2004. He grew up on a farm in Nebraska and attended country school. He has degrees in English from the University of Nebraska and the University of Virginia. He worked for a now-defunct book division of U.S....

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 5, 2007; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Patricia Sullivan

I've ricocheted around the country in my career, covering a wide variety of beats in a number of fascinating places, with a single common thread: I can't hold a danged job. I've been an obit writer at The Washington Post since September 2003, covering the lives of such personalities as...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 5, 2007; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Adam Bernstein

Adam Bernstein has been helping put the "post" in Washington Post for more than six years. The American Society of Newspaper Editors has recognized his obit writing for doing "a great job revealing the small details and anecdotes that get at the essence of the person." He was also featured...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 5, 2007; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Joe Holley

Joe Holley is a native Texan who has been the editor of the Texas Observer, an editorial page editor and columnist in San Antonio and San Diego and a frequent contributor to Texas Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review and other publications. He also wrote speeches for former Texas Gov. Ann Richards...

By Michael Corones  | September 5, 2007; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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