|Author||Date of first book||Date of death||Age||Curse length|
|Michael Dibdin||31st January 2007||30th March 2007||60||0y 59d|
|Beryl Bainbridge||14th May 2008||2nd July 2010||77||2y 50d|
|Russell Hoban||23rd August 2010||13th December 2011||86||1y 113d|
|Richard Matheson||7th September 2011||23rd June 2013||87||2y 291d|
|Elmore Leonard||April 16th 2009||20th August 2013||87||4y 128d|
|Iain Banks||6th November 2006||9th June 2013||59||7y 218d|
|Doris Lessing||8th May 2007||17th November 2013||94||7y 196d|
|Gabriel García Márquez||10th July 2007||17th April 2014||87||7y 284d|
|Ruth Rendell||23rd December 2009||2nd May 2015||85||5y 132d|
|James Salter||4th February 2014||19th June 2015||90||1y 136d|
|Henning Mankell||6th May 2013||5th October 2015||67||2y 152d|
|Umberto Eco||30th June 2012||19th February 2016||84||3y 234d|
|Anita Brookner||15th July 2011||10th March 2016||87||4y 240d|
So, as with Eco, the overall stats aren't going to be affected much here, since the typical cursed novelist dies in their mid-80s after four years or so. There is an interesting statistical oddity whereby 87 is the most popular age for the curse to take effect - no fewer than four novelists on the list (Matheson, Leonard, Márquez, Brookner) succumbed at that age (no other number appears more than once). There's one at 84, one at 85 and one at 86 as well, so mid-eighties is definitely a danger zone. Then again that's true of non-cursed non-novelists as well.
Here's another of those long, meandering Paris Review interviews, this one appears to be from 1987.