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Famous Authors

PHOTOS: 8 Things You Probably Don't Know About Famous Authors

Dave Astor | Posted 08.30.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Curiosity about great novelists has inspired me to read dozens of author biographies. In those books (and on the Web), one can discover many "wow"-inducing facts about renowned writers

PHOTOS: Authors And The Trees That Inspired Them

Richard Horan | Posted 07.15.2011 | Books
Richard Horan

On a family vacation from Wisconsin to Dauphin Island, Alabama, we stopped at Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL to take a tour. In the front parlor there was a photograph of Honest Abe hanging on the wall.

'It's A Long Time Since I Drank Champagne'

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Terry Breverton selects some of literature's most memorable farewells, from Samuel Johnson to James Joyce...

Marking Twain

Cindy Lovell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cindy Lovell

Although there are no direct descendants of Sam Clemens, one could argue that there are descendants of the persona "Mark Twain," such as satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Twain's Mark

Dan Mathews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Mathews

An aspect of Twain's legacy that many aren't aware of is that he was America's first notable animal rights activist. Animals were always central to Twain's writing, from his first stories through his final years.

12 Great Overlooked Books By Famous Authors (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, we posted a list of 12 literary "one-hit wonders," authors that may have written a number of great books, but who are generally remembered ...