Judith Rossner, 1935-2005
But it was in her signature novel, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, that Rossner captured the frenetic loneliness of single urban women in the 1970s that defined her literary career.
Based on the true stoy of Roseann Quinn, a New York City teacher murdered by a man she had picked up in a bar, Looking for Mr. Goodbar riveted the literary world. Diane Keaton and Richard Gere starred in the movie adaptation, which was nominated for four Oscars.
Ms. Rossner was 70.