Editor and Agent Glenn Lord (b.1931) died on December 31. Lord was the agent for Robert E. Howard’s estate and edited several collections of Howard’s stories, as well as writing The Last Celt: A Bio-Bibliography of Robert Ervin Howard. Lord’s essays about Howard and those who knew him appeared in a variety of fanzines, magazines, and books. Lord also worked to re-publish Howard’s story in their original form and to find lost Howard works and fragments.
Librarian Joan McCowan died on April 4 in Cross Plains, Texas. McCowan was a librarian who realized the importance for Cross Plains to embrace its native son, Robert E. Howard. In addition to building a collection of his works at the Cross Plains library, McCowan was also instrumental in coordinating REH festivals in Cross Plains