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We have a new profile of Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died 21 March 2013, at the age of 82.
There’s a good feature in Vanity Fair about writer and high society gossipmonger Gore Vidal.
Happy Halloween and happy birthday to poet John Keats, born 31 October 1795.
Now that he’s been dead 258 years, we thought it would be safe to have a biography of 18th century novelist Henry Fielding!
Author China Miéville’s was born 6 September 1972. Happy birthday, China!
Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez is suffering from advanced dementia, says his brother. But the director of the Márquez Foundation says, naw…Gabo’s just old and has a bad memory.
Six authors who made a bundle — after they were buried.
The Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia currently has an exhibit that includes a rare photo of his young wife, Virginia. At least they think it’s her.
Do you like Ray Bradbury enough to read this weird piece that somehow screws Ray Bradbury’s work into a political screed? I do.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer winner Rita Dove edited The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry. The Wall Street Journal talked to her about it.
Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning died on this day 150 years ago.
It looks as if there is such a thing as an unpublished novel by Enid Blyton.
You wouldn’t think so, given that Blyton supposedly published nearly 800 books. Enid Blyton wrote the successful series of books about The Famous Five, as well as the Noddy series of books for younger children. She also wrote several other series, articles, poems, short stories and picture books. Blyton became one of Britain’s best-loved authors. She died in 1968.