Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nonfiction Item of Interest

Nonfiction Review: Eudora Welty: A Biography by Suzanne Marrs / Author . Harcourt $28 (652p) ISBN 978-0-15-100914-5: "The story of Eudora Welty's long relationship with Kenneth Millar, who wrote detective fiction under the pen name Ross Macdonald, has the weight of genuine tragedy. Both of them believed in the magic of fate, their meeting at the Algonquin Hotel in 1971 and the years of twice-monthly correspondence that followed. One of the revelations of the biography is that Ken Millar and Eudora were in each other's company only about six weeks in total. Though Eudora tried, she was never able to complete any of the stories she began on the subject."

Hat tip to Paul di Filippo of the Fictionmags list.

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