The sudden passing of Gabe Hudson on Friday, November 24, 2023, has left a profound impact, deeply touching the hearts of those who knew him. His unexpected departure has led to an outpouring of condolences and tributes, highlighting the indelible mark he left within literary circles.
Hudson, a prominent figure in literature, made his notable debut in The New Yorker in 2001. Known for his literary prowess and wit, he extended his influence through podcasts like Kurt Vonnegut Radio and the New Yorker Fiction Podcast. His life was woven with extraordinary experiences, marked by an unwavering dedication to literature and the craft of fellow writers.
Lincoln Michel posted on Facebook,
“I was gutted to hear about the passing of Gabe Hudson. He was a sharp and hilarious writer, and so big hearted and generous and always buzzing with ideas. We’d chatted for hours for his podcast just recently and could have talked for many hours more. He’d spoken excitedly about his plans for the future. I can’t believe it.RIP. You’ll be sorely missed.”
Remembered as a genial and generous soul, Gabe Hudson’s presence was larger than life, known for his ability to light up any room and share moments over a bottle. His passing has been met with shock and heartfelt tributes. Priscilla Gilman expressed her disbelief and deep regard for Hudson, stating, “I’m stunned by the news that the irrepressible, vivacious, hilarious, & deeply kind Gabe Hudson is gone. I never met him but considered him a loyal friend, a stalwart ally, a beacon of generosity & integrity in our literary community.”
RIP to Gabe Hudson, who made his début in The New Yorker in 2001 and whose literary intelligence and humor you can hear on his own podcast, Kurt Vonnegut Radio, and here on the New Yorker Fiction Podcast. https://t.co/oSDcOtqGkO
— New Yorker Fiction (@NYerFiction) November 25, 2023
Reports reaching the public suggest that Gabe Hudson’s passing may have resulted from his own actions. However, the circumstances leading to this tragic loss within the literary world remain unconfirmed at this time. Updates regarding his obituary and funeral arrangements will be shared by his family in due course.
As the literary community mourns the loss of a brilliant mind and vibrant personality, thoughts and prayers are extended to Gabe Hudson’s family and loved ones during this deeply saddening time.