"I Think Spinster Is An Identity Every Woman Can Claim"
November 06, 2014

"Something that makes a really great literary character would often make a horrible roommate ..."

Lytton Strachey Explains What a Strange, Marvelous Creature the Inventor of Modern Biography Was
October 29, 2014

"One of the most extraordinary successes in the history of civilization was achieved by an idler, a lecher, a drunkard, and a snob."

Michel Faber Wrote This Heartbreaking Book While His Wife Was Dying. Now He Says It's His Last.
October 28, 2014

Is a novel more poignant when you know the author's real-life story?

The Day Dylan Thomas's Poetic Brilliance Triumphed Over His Sad Alcohol Dependency
October 27, 2014

He couldn't even pour a glass of water. Then, he began to read his poetry...

In Praise of Oscar Wilde's Brilliant Wit, Sparkling Conversation, and Daring Genius
October 16, 2014

It was his personality, more than anything, that secured his reputation.

5 Steps to Getting Over Your Ignorance of the Nobel Winner for Literature
October 09, 2014

This guys didn't win. We're here to help you get over it.

Gorgeous Vintage Sketches of Tolstoy and Your Other Favorite Authors
October 02, 2014

Amazing renderings of our most cherished literary figures.