Many authors spend months, or even years, keeping themselves cooped up while they complete their books. However, there are also a few authors who ended up locked away due to other reasons. For some, it was due to political reasons or even due to the subject matter of their books, while others were incarcerated for actual crimes. Some authors even found their calling as writers while they were locked up. Here are just a few famous authors who ended up spending time behind bars.
Throughout the ages there have been books that pushed the boundaries of what is tasteful or acceptable. In many cases these books were censored or even outright banned.
Spell-checkers are luxuries that not all authors had access to in the past, which resulted in instances such as the so called “Wicked Bible” which was released in 1631 with one of the commandments misprinted as “thou shalt commit adultery.” Sometimes, even a spell-checker isn’t enough to save authors and publishers from the embarrassment that can arise from other mistakes.
If you still have a fondness for physical books and a love for frequenting the library, you might struggle to find the following five books available. This is because they have been listed amongst the most popular fiction books of 2016 by public libraries in the USA. So, if you have missed out on any of these and always find an empty spot on the library shelf where they should have been when you go there your only option might be to grab a digital copy instead.
Writers are often taught to “write what you know really well” but for many this advice is much too limiting. Instead, a few authors let their imagination run wild and wrote tales that are not told from the typical first, second or even third person perspective. From animals to aliens, inanimate objects to inhuman entities, here are just five books that are written from really unique perspectives.
We know about a couple characters who might not have had a happy ever after if it wasn't for the fans. Some authors went as far as killing off their characters only to bring them back due to popular demand while others flirted with the idea, but had to back down in order to keep fans happy.
The Internet has made it easier than ever before to find great books at incredible prices. However, sometimes it is nice to hold a physical copy of a book by your favorite author in your hands.
While everyone is familiar with the image of artists, such as painters, suffering for their work, they are by no means the only ones. A few very fortunate authors became overnight success stories but for many, it was a long and arduous path. Here are just a few examples of writers who went through darker times than you might have realized.
Some authors are able to describe meals in their books with such vivid clarity that they leave you salivating as you turn the pages. However, there are a few others who delight in adding more drama to their dinner scenes than simply spilt wine or a quarrel over who gets to carve the turkey. Here are five dinners in literature where some of the participants ended up biting off more than they could chew.
Ten years after the release of Star Wars: Episode III and 32 years after Return of The Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in cinemas.