By HOLCOMB B. NOBLE
Published: January 15, 2009
New York Times
Hortense Calisher, the novelist and short-story writer whose unpredictable turns of phrase, intellectually challenging fictional situations and complex plots captivated and puzzled readers for a half-century, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 97 and lived in Manhattan.
By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer
NEW YORK -- Hortense Calisher, a prize-winning writer and former president of PEN known for her dense, unskimmable prose in such works of fiction as "False Entry" and "In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks," has died. She was 97.
Tattoo for a Slave (2004)
"Tattoo for a Slave," Hortense Calisher's latest work, was released by Harcourt in October 2004.