Curiosity about great novelists has inspired me to read dozens of author biographies. I got hooked by the odd things I could discover in those books and on the web about the writers I love. I turned my obsession into this slideshow in which I collected trivia, anecdotes, oddities, coincidences, and trivial anecdotes that can be oddly coincidental.
I couldn't believe who lived next to Mark Twain or what I found out about Herman Melville. Go ahead. Click. There's plenty in the slideshow below.