10 Books to Read After Watching 'Mindhunter'

Column by Max Booth III
Books to accompany Netflix's groundbreaking new series from David Fincher.

7 Beloved Authors Who Occasionally Dabbled in Horror

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Seasoned horror fans might know the complete works of Lovecraft & Poe, but how familiar are they with chilling works by Edith Wharton & Truman Capote? Find out as we get into some Horror deep cuts.

The Horror Fiction Atlas: 7 Spooky Books with Settings You Can Actually Visit

Column by Leah Dearborn
There are exciting stops for the more macabre among us all over the country, so here are just a few to start Halloween off with.

Truman Capote reviews 'Go Set a Watchman'

Column by Cath Murphy
Truman Capote joins us from the Eternal Hereafter to offer his views on his friend Harper Lee's new book, 'Go Set a Watchman.'

Do the Love Lives of Writers Matter?

Column by Leah Dearborn February 6, 2015
To what extent do the private lives of writers manipulate the perception of their work?

Scandal! 6 Writers with Page-Turning Lives

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard November 14, 2014
Which (female) writer ran a brothel? Which playwright tried to stage a military coup and took losing VERY badly? And, decades before Facebook, why did everybody unfriend Truman Capote?

Culling The Classics: Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories

Column by Brian McGackin June 16, 2014
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.

Inaccuracies In Literary Nonfiction: A Necessary Evil?

Column by Christopher Shultz January 8, 2014
You hear about errors of historical fact in nonfiction books all the time, committed either intentionally or unintentionally. But are these inaccuracies merely par for the genre's course?
‘In Cold Blood’ Killers DNA Tested in Florida Case -  Results Inconclusive

‘In Cold Blood’ Killers DNA Tested in Florida Case - Results Inconclusive

News by Dean Fetzer
Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, the killers Capote profiled in his book, were investigated in a case of a quadruple homicide in Sarasota, Florida in 1959, but their involvement has never been proven.
Holly Golightly Connie Gustafson

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Heroine Originally Named... Gustafson?

News by Dean Fetzer April 3, 2013
For a novel that Norman Mailer once said he “would not have changed two words” of, it’s obvious Capote did: Holly Golightly wasn’t the heroine's original name.

10 Big-Time Literary Drunks

Column by Ed Sikov March 1, 2013
A selection of ten writers who made names for themselves as alcoholics.
Capote and Harper Lee

New Evidence Casts Doubt on Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’

News by Dean Fetzer February 11, 2013
Truman Capote claimed his blockbuster true crime book was “immaculately factual”, but newly discovered documents suggest he massaged the facts.

Truman Capote's Buried Gun

Column by Kara Kilgore January 2, 2013
A newly discovered chapter of Truman Capote's final novel was published in the December issue of Vanity Fair magazine. "Yachts and Things" is the most beautiful piece of the metaphorical gun.

LURID: In Cold Blood - The Art of Murder

Column by Karina Wilson
Can violent death be art? On the anniversary of the Clutter murders, Lurid takes a look at the controversies still swirling around Truman Capote's non-fiction classic, "In Cold Blood."
“Yachts and Things” by Truman Capote

Unpublished Capote Story to Appear in Print For the First Time

News by Dean Fetzer November 2, 2012
An unpublished story by the author Truman Capote, found in the New York Public Library archives, will appear in the December issue of Vanity Fair.

Book Brawl: To Kill A Mockingbird vs. In Cold Blood

Column by Meredith Borders January 13, 2012
Today we pit childhood friends against each other in a Book Brawl between Truman Capote and Harper Lee!