Crime Author Liu Yongbiao Was Just Sentenced To Death — For The Murders That Inspired His Works
For 22 years, Liu Yongbiao got away with murder while writing novels inspired by those murders. Then the police tricked him into giving himself up.
How H.A. Rey And Curious George Escaped The Nazis And Created A Classic
If author H.A. Rey hadn't avoided the Nazis in dramatic fashion, the world wouldn't even know about Curious George today.
From Theodor Geisel To Dr. Seuss, The Forgotten History Of Everyone’s Favorite Children’s Author
While we know Dr. Seuss best for his tongue twisters and whimsical characters, the famed children's author actually got his start by drawing some rather controversial ads.
Eating Kids As A Solution To Food Shortages: Why One Famous Writer Once Proposed It “In A Modest Proposal”
After several attempts to instigate policies with parliament, Irish writer Jonathan Swift channeled his ire into A Modest Proposal, a satirical pamphlet that posited child-eating as the only viable solution to the country's famine.
Zora Neale Hurston’s Interviews With Cudjo Lewis Set To Be Published After 80 Years
Her book chronicles the life of Cudjo Lewis, the last surviving slave from the last slave ship to bring Africans to the United States.
Neal Cassady’s Life May Have Been More Interesting Than The Characters He Inspired
His story inspired several writers to base characters on him, but Neal Cassady's life hardly needed embellishment.
Behind The Pages Of “Out of Africa” And Karen Blixen’s Life In Kenya
As an author, Karen Blixen was considered several times for the Nobel Prize in literature.
John Wilkes Booth Was A Sex-Crazed Playboy, Says New Book
According to a new book, John Wilkes Booth was dating five different women at the time he was shot.
Meet Kathryn Harrison — The Woman Who Literally Wrote The Book On Incest
Kathryn Harrison's books detail a tumultuous incestuous relationship with her father that lasted for four long years.
Study Shows Most People Can’t Write Or Even Recognize The Lowercase “G” [VIDEO]
Nobody can write... the lowercase "G."
How The Codex Gigas Became The Devil’s Bible
The Codex Gigas is the largest medieval manuscript in the world. However, it's not the size of the book that makes it remarkable, but what's inside.