Longtime NPR literary critic Alan Cheuse dies at 75


LOS ANGELES | Alan Cheuse, a longtime literary critic whose reviews and commentary were featured on National Public Radio for more than 25 years, has died at age 75.

NPR said on its website that Cheuse died Friday from injuries he suffered in a car accident in California two weeks ago.

Cheuse had been teaching creative writing most recently at George Mason University in Virginia, and had led fiction workshops at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers in California.

Cheuse wrote numerous pieces of short fiction as well as five novels. His latest book, “Prayers for the Living,” was published this year.