Fred Astaire, Rock Hudson, Jack Kerouac, and even Jacqueline Kennedy show up in a new “sexual biography” of writer Gore Vidal. Author Tim Teeman examines why discussing the iconic writer’s sex life expands our understanding of him rather than contracts it.
From J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Maya Angelou, and a bunch of other people who know what they’re talking about. NaNoWriMo, anyone?
The seminal American writer and cultural figure Gore Vidal passed away earlier today. Among his less notable achievements, he shared part of a name with Al Gore. And Vidal Sasson. Whether mourners are trolls or totally serious, these tweets have lead to a lot of confusion.
The prolific writer died last night at age 86.
Born to power, Vidal was one of America’s leading writers, wits and provocateurs for half a century. A combative voice on the left, Vidal — who had affairs with men and women — also was among the first American novelists to write unapologetically of gay love and sex.