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'In the Hay green room, I once met Carlos Fuentes. I admired him so much that I took a selfie with him; only the second time I have ever done such a crass thing. In terms of the actual event, if asked, I would say: prepare, prepare, prepare.'
Once every newspaper’s chilliest corner, the obituaries section is now the home of some of the best story-telling in journalism. The journalist and obituarist Nick Caistor looks back at how obituaries changed during the late 1980s and 90s, in the UK, and examines why obits are still so important, and so beloved.
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