After 10 months fighting acute myeloid leukemia, Erik Wright left us on January 23rd. (2019) at the age of 71. He left behind a huge legacy. In this blog we have collected together tributes from all over the world – extraordinary in their number and in their appreciation of Erik as a scholar, teacher, and colleague, but also as an engaged, multi-talented intellectual and generous human being.

During those last 10 months, with the help of his wife and constant companion Marcia, Erik lived as full a life as he possibly could, recorded in an extraordinary blog––where he reflects upon the meaning of life and death, work and play, love and generosity, family and friends, his relations with nurses and doctors, the spreading of his cancer, the stem-cell transplant, and much more.  The blog can be found here together with hundreds of comments. Haymarket Books will be publishing an edited version of the blog, Stardust to Stardust: Reflections on Living and Dying, July 2020.

Here are some other commemorations:

As events to celebrate his life and work take form we will post them on this website. Together we will keep Erik’s spirit alive, continuing the conversations he has stimulated over the last half-century.

Michael Burawoy