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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!!

It’s the #QueensSixteen #SelectionSunday! Check out the roster of first round #MarchMadness competitors and get ready to start voting!

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. 

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

bookish:

bahaha we cannot get over Terry Pratchett’s self-deprecating T-shirt

[via Tor.com’s Facebook]

Gotta love author humor.

What good literature can do and does do…is touch the human soul.

"Do what you love and love what you do." -Ray Bradbury, the author we’re exploring as part of the Big Read

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.
E.L. Konigsburg, the beloved author who passed away this month

What have YOU always wanted to know about the author?

Reblog this post with your question(s) any time before Saturday and during 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday and you’ll get a reply from Sam Weller, Bradbury’s chosen biographer.

Happy birthday, Hans Christian Andersen, author of more than 150 fairy tales, born on this date in 1805! 

What are your favorite stories by the writer?