A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year
By: Tom Nissley (author)Paperback
Book connoisseur Tom Nissley has combed literary history to capture the stories that make writers' lives perennially fascinating: their epiphanies, embarrassments and achievements. Each handsome page in A Reader's Book of Days is devoted to a day of the year, featuring original accounts of events in the lives of great writers (Proust starting In Search of Lost Time, Conrad defending the crew of the Titanic) and fictional events that took place within beloved books (the birth of Harry Potter's enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King's Carrie).
Tom Nissley is an eight-time champion on Jeopardy! and former Amazon books editor. He holds a PhD in English literature and has written for the Paris Review Daily, The Millions, and The Stranger. He lives in Seattle where he owns Phinney Books.
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