Farewell to a comrade-in-words

The marxian political philosopher and legendary blogger Norman Geras has died, aged 70.

Norman Geras (1943-2013)

Norm and I never met in person, but this southern-African turned Mancunian and I corresponded by email over a number of years. In 2008, Norm interviewed me as part of a long series of profiles of political bloggers and other writers.

Norm is survived by his wife Adèle Geras, a noted writer of children’s fiction, and daughters Sophie Hannah (poet) and Jenny Geras (publisher).

A decent chap, who shall be missed.

RIP Norman Geras (1943-2013)