Nov 2, 2012 @ 12:33:00 am
Six pages of Truman Capote’s unfinished novel Answered Prayers, which consists partly of stories published in Esquire in 1975 and 1976, has been discovered among his papers in the New York Public Library. The story, “Yachts and Things,” features characters loosely modeled on Capote and former Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham, and has been described as “vintage Truman.” “Yachts” will be published in the December issue of Vanity Fair.
“You have to be a terrible monster to write,” Colm Toibin recalls telling a class of aspiring novelists. “I said, ‘Someone might have told you something they shouldn’t have told you, and you have to be prepared to use it because it will make a great story. You have to use it even though the person is identifiable. If you can’t do it then writing isn’t for you. You’ve
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