Posts tagged: Truman Capote

‘In Cold Blood’ Killers Exhumed

 The two murderers portrayed in the book In Cold Blood have been exhumed in Kansas, in the hopes of solving murders in Florida.

Henri Cartier-Bresson Died Only Seven Years Ago

French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson died on this day, August 3rd, in 2004. He was 95 years old. One of the great post-war photographers, Cartier-Bresson had been a prisoner of the Nazis from 1940 to 1943.

Mark Twain Didn’t Exactly Love Jane Austen

“Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”Mark Twain on Jane Austen, from The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults in History.

Happy Birthday, Truman Capote

In honor of what would have been Truman Capote’s 85th birthday (he died in 1984), here are a couple of video interviews from 1966, as he talks about working on In Cold Blood.In this video he tries to explain what he means by “non-fiction novel.”In this video he talks about what it was like to arrive in Kansas.

Gapper: Harper “TKAM” Lee

The newest gapper for our files: Harper Lee, author of the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Editor Paul Hehn, at the Southern Literature desk, has written a fine new profile. (And dang it, Truman Capote did NOT write her book.)