28 Dec 2010

Death of Arts and Letters Daily creator

10:00 pm on 28 December 2010

A New Zealand-based academic who created one of the world's most highly regarded websites has died. American-born Denis Dutton was 66.

In 1998 Professor Dutton created the Arts and Letters Daily website, which had carefully selected links to essays, articles and book reviews.

Denis Dutton was an internationally recognised academic, author and media commentator and was publishing right up until last year when his book The Art Instinct received widespread international praise.

Up to shortly before his death, Professor Dutton was a professor of philosophy at Canterbury University.