Saturday, September 30, 2006

Happy dual birthday, Truman Capote/Michael Innes.

Truman Capote, the author of In Cold Blood, would have turned 82 today. He died in 1984. A new film, Infamous, starring Toby Jones as Capote in yet another examination of the genesis of In Cold Blood, is scheduled for release on October 13th.

British author Michael Innes, aka J. I. M. Stewart, would have celebrated his 100th birthday today. He died in 1994. In a writing career that spanned more than 50 years, university professor Stewart wrote numerous academic, fiction, and radio works, including a mystery series featuring Scotland Yard inspector John Appleby. These titles include Hamlet, Revenge!, Appleby's End, and A Family Affair.

Photo credit: Fay Godwin

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