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Who will make it to the next round of #QueensSixteen? Contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy author, Stephen King or the late Swedish author of the “Millennium trilogy”, Stieg Larsson??
The first #QueensSixteen match up is here! Will you vote for the world’s best-selling mystery writer, “Queen of Crime”, Agatha Christie OR the the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Vote by commenting!!
Beat pioneer, influential modernist author and counterculture hero, William S. Burroughs was born 100 years ago today, Feb 5, 1914.
Burroughs is best known for the wild, phantasmagoric satire of Naked Lunch, but he has another side. America’s leading literary outlaw writes with unexpected tenderness and signature intensity about his, and our, “animal others”—a meditation on the long, mysterious relationship between cats and their human hosts. Check out The Cat Inside.
After I won the Newbery Medal for From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, children all over the world let me know that they liked books that take them to unusual places where they meet unusual people.