Christopher Marlowe led perhaps the most widely unconfirmed life of any major writer. The numerous ascriptions that have met him over time – petty thief, secret agent, homosexual, general sybarite – are the cream of the crop among the tame many that are given to practically all t
The terrifically-named Wells Tower had been writing professionally – had been published, that is – for a little under two decades before releasing his first short story collection, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned. He'd established a reputation during this period fo
Writer Rick Moody grew up in New York and the surrounding area. He studied at Brown and Columbia, briefly worked in publishing, and released his first novel in 1992.
Moody's work mines smart, messed-up people's minds and also explores the literate culture of New York City and its suburbs. Moody's
After having published two novels by 1958, John Barth sat in front of a fireplace for two years, without moving or budging or repositioning himself for comfort; when asked what he was doing, the young man would respond, "Thinking." Come the end of this lengthy meditative period, a novel named "The