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8 Fascinating Facts You Probably Don't Know About Famous Authors (PHOTOS, VIDEO))

06/30/2011 09:11 am ET | Updated Aug 30, 2011
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Curiosity about great novelists has inspired me to read dozens of author biographies. I got hooked by the odd things I could discover in those books and on the web about the writers I love. I turned my obsession into this slideshow in which I collected trivia, anecdotes, oddities, coincidences, and trivial anecdotes that can be oddly coincidental.

I couldn't believe who lived next to Mark Twain or what I found out about Herman Melville. Go ahead. Click. There's plenty in the slideshow below.

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