Someone who retells the life of a deceased person. A Speaker for the Dead tells the story in all truth, holding back neither good nor bad, so that the deceased may be better understood.
The title derived from the book ender's game
, where Ender tells the story of the Formics after killing off all but one of them in a short story book titled, "The Hive Queen," and later the story of his brother in the another short story book titled, "The Hegemon." Both story's were signed with the pen name 'Speaker for the Dead,' so no one was aware of the original author.
Thanks to the Speaker for the Dead, I realized my dead father was not such a bad man after all, just struggling to make ends meet.