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The Writing Life: What Makes Anil Dharker And The Tata Lit Live Festival In Mumbai So Successful?

Pranay Gupte | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
Pranay Gupte

Anybody who's somebody in India's sprawling literary world -- author, auteur, acolyte -- will be at, or will want to be at, the Tata Lit Live, which r...

Guess What Else Hemingway Didn't Say?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.19.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

It must be wonderful to be dead and keep writing. I guess when you're a genius, nothing can stop you.

Here's Why Famous Authors Chose Their Fake Names

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts

Writers have chosen pen names over the centuries for reasons almost as varied as the names themselves. (We're looking at you, "Dr. Seuss.") While s...

9 Famous Geniuses Who Were Also Huge Coffee Addicts

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.03.2016 | Taste

Addicted to coffee? Well, you are in excellent company.

Classic Authors Who Suck, According To Other Classic Authors

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Home

Do you hate negative book reviews? Try telling that to Mark Twain, D.H. Lawrence, or any of these famous authors who have trashed their fellow writers...

13 Kickass Literary Power Couples

Posted 04.08.2014 | Home

It’s common to think of great writers as congenital loners -- the iconic isolated genius too egotistical or socially inept to have fulfilling person...

PHOTOS: 9 Famous Authors Who Were Totally Hot

Posted 02.10.2014 | Home

From Huffington Post Books staff: Kelly Murphy's new book, Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes-From Cleopatra to Camus compiles photos and the...

The Most Famous Author of All Time from Washington State?

Rick Steves | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Something amazing just happened. In Business Insider's "The Most Famous Author from Every State" article, I was their pick for Washington State. Our...

Fact or Fiction? 9 Unusual Author Deaths

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Oliver Tearle

Sometimes authors don't shuffle off this mortal coil quietly or -- for want of a better word -- normally. Sometimes they meet a sticky and untimely end, and sometimes myths build up around an author's demise and we come to accept legend as fact.

14 Authors Behaving Badly

Posted 09.06.2013 | Home

Writers are certainly not stereotyped as being the easiest people to work with, and it's no secret that many are outspoken about their political opini...

Early Jobs Of Famous Authors

| Posted 07.23.2013 | Home

Originally published on Bookish: Until the day writing becomes a 9-to-5 gig that one can apply for, like you'd apply for a job in a retail or acco...

17 Famous Authors Who Didn't Study Writing In College

| Posted 07.11.2013 | Home

Originally posted on Zola Books: Had they stuck with their college majors, these 17 authors—including Kurt Vonnegut, Danielle Steel, and J.K. Ro...

13 Vintage Photos Of Famous Authors Writing

Posted 06.03.2013 | Home

Who knew that so many famous authors were photographed while perfecting their craft? Real or staged, we find these photos of our favorite authors p...

31 Most Invaluable Pieces Of Writing Advice From Famous Authors

Posted 05.22.2013 | Home

Many avid readers are also avid writers. It only makes sense that someone who loves the beauty of language would want to make a craft of it. Howev...

Literary Hotels: Where famous authors have partied, waited arrest, and -- yes -- even written novels (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel

Whether they're on business or leisure, with the family or solo, almost all travelers consider a book (or a Kindle, whatever) a must-have while on a t...

If Famous Authors Wrote Cosmo Sex Tips

McSweeney's | Posted 10.02.2012 | Women

William Shakespeare Ladyes, thou dost little know the height of his love When thou garbs’t thyself the morning after In his manly apparel Whic...

Hampton Journal: Author's Night Reads and Marcus Samuelsson's Yes, Chef

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.17.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Readers crowded about, one wanting to know whether the location in his memoir's title, The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue, was in Brooklyn or the Bronx. The Bronx, said Klein, selling soft.

Begging for Blurbs

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Lev Raphael

Begging for blurbs is one of the more misery-producing aspects of being published. It can leave us desperate and depressed. It's humiliating to have to grovel for blurbs, rather than have your publisher secure them for you.

Famous Authors’ Bizarre Obsessions

Posted 02.21.2012 | Home

By Emily Temple for Flavorwire: We tend to put our favorite authors on a pedestal, and in some ways when we do that, we turn them into characters t...

Rich or Famous, Dead or Alive... Nothing Is Perfect

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 03.11.2012 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

At some point in life you may have raised the topic of ghosts or UFO's to friends or loved ones. It's almost as if you may have "cooties" by saying the word "ghost" and '"I saw" in the same sentence.

Was Jane Austen Murdered?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

From Flavorwire: Nearly two centuries after her death, it’s still unclear what killed Jane Austen. Biographers have attributed Austen’s demise ...

Famous Authors Related by Blood or Marriage

Dave Astor | Posted 10.21.2011 | Home
Dave Astor

The Bronte sisters weren't alone in blood being as thick as ink.

Favorite Snacks Of Famous Authors | Wendy MacNaughton Is an Artist and Illustrator Living in San Francisco. Her Illustrated Column, “Meanwhile,” Appears in the Online Literary Journal the Rumpus. | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home

When I sit down to work, I keep a small bowl of garlic croutons on my desk. These are little rewards for good ideas and strong lines, Pavlovian pellet...

Authors Who Are Famous For The Wrong Book | John Self | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home

Why is it that the book for which an author is best known is rarely their best? If history is the final judge of literary achievement, why has a title...

PHOTOS: Art Inspired By Famous Authors | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home

Few headlines will draw our attention faster than “Pin-ups based on Haruki Murakami books.” Little did we know that Super Punch’s post would lea...