This will be an occasional series where I post discussions of Great Moments in Literature. The series will focus on the famous and infamous stories about authors and their books.
#1 A Night to Remember (Doyle, Wilde and a famous dinner)
#2 An Author’s Worst Nightmare (Lawrence of Arabia loses the only copy of his book)
#3 A Reclusive Genius (Darger creates an outsider art novel which astounds with its genius and length)
#4 A Brief History of the World’s Most Unread Book (Stephen Hawking writes a best-selling book no one read)
#5 Inventing the Detective (Edgar Allan Poe invents the detective genre)
#6 The Disappearance of the Best-Ever Selling Author (Agatha Christie goes missing)
#7 A Very Hungry Best Seller (The revolutionary and extraordinary book The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
#8 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Poisons Himself (Through self-experimentation)
#9 Rediscovering a Very Very Lost Work (The time a ‘library’ which had been buried for over a millennia was accidentally discovered)
#10 The Answer My Friends (The time the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded for music)
#11 Go Set a Watchman (The time a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist published a first draft)
#12 An Unbelievable True Story (Controversy when an author makes something up).
#13 1984’s changed ending (An author changes one expression and alters the meaning of their entire novel)
#14 Oh my Lord (The most unusual motive for writing a novel, leads to a bestseller).
#15 Unfinished business (Manuscripts authors died while writing)
#16 An unusual bible (An esoteric text that contains more than it appears).
#17 How to get away with attacking your enemies in literature. (The small penis rule)
#18 A fantasy book which is secretly an attack on mathematics. Forthcoming.
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