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Truman Capote’s Teenage Works Published

Truman Capote’s Teenage Works Published

He claimed to have taught himself to read and write before his first year at school, to have started serious fiction writing aged 11, and to have known for certain that he would become a professional writer when he was only 15. Thirty years after Truman Capote’s death, the rest[Read More…]

by October 9, 2014 Authors, Publishing
David Sedaris – Ask Me Anything

David Sedaris – Ask Me Anything

Earlier this week, American humorist and longtime NPR contributor David Sedaris joined social network site Reddit for one of its famous AMA (Ask Me Anything) Q&As. CanLit fans may recall that Margaret Atwood did one not too long ago. Sedaris, who is getting ready for a major speaking tour, showed[Read More…]

by October 9, 2014 Authors
Shaking the Doubts

Shaking the Doubts

I admit that there are occasions when I wonder if my business associates and I are delusional about opening a bookstore. Fortunately, those doubts are often put to rest when I read stories like this one: “Indie Booksellers: ‘Indispensible Players in Community Life.’” There are so many great quotes in[Read More…]

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A writer who changed lives

A Guest Post by Monica Leslie Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on the 6th of March in 1927 in Aracataca, Colombia. Gabriel Marquez was born to his father, Gabriel Garcia, and his mother, Luisa Marquez. Gabriel’s father was a pharmacist who moved with his wife to Barranquilla leaving their son[Read More…]

by May 20, 2014 Authors