NPR book editor Petra Mayer dies at 46 years of age

He reported to Comic-Con and helped put together NPR's Book Concierge. ! ! ! ! !

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Petra Mayer, editor of the National Public Radio, died on Saturday in what is believed to be a pulmonary embolism, the news agency said. He was 46 years old.

Mayer is remembered for his report on Comic-Con and for helping to compile NPR's Book Concierge, an annual interactive guide that selects topics based on your interests to recommend to readers. He has occasionally been a guest on the podcast episodes of “Pop Culture Happy Hour”, and his colleagues say he is a proud man who loves science fiction and comedy.

NPR vice-president of news, Nancy Barnes, said in an email to staff that she had died suddenly at Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland.

"Petra was always NPR," Barnes wrote.

Mayer joined the NPR Books group in 2012 after working as a co-producer and director of “All Things Caught” over the weekend, overseeing the installation of exhibition books.

His biography on the NPR website said he first joined as an assistant engineer in 1994 while studying at Amherst College, but left a few years later to pursue a career in journalism at Boston's WBUR and a master's degree in journalism at Columbia University. He returned to NPR in 2000.

Petra Mayer, editor of the National Public Radio, died on Saturday in what is believed to be a pulmonary embolism, the news agency said. He was 46 years old.

Mayer is remembered for his report on Comic-Con and for helping to compile NPR's Book Concierge, an annual interactive guide that selects topics based on your interests to recommend to readers. He has occasionally been a guest on the podcast episodes of “Pop Culture Happy Hour”, and his colleagues say he is a proud man who loves science fiction and comedy.

N P R vice-president of news, Nancy Barnes, said in an email to staff that she had died suddenly at Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland.

"Petra was always N P R," Barnes wrote.

Mayer joined the N P R Books group in 2012 after working as a co-producer and director of “All Things Caught” over the weekend, overseeing the installation of exhibition books.