I’m so far behind on these posts!
But, I’m back now. I also have several new ones in the works! I’m fully committed to publish a new one every month, going forward.
In Cold Blood (1966)
This is the only book of Capote’s that I’ve actually read. However, if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. This is one of the books that inspired my interest in true crime. It’s a completely true story, and it chilled me to the bone. Writing this post makes me want to re-read it.
I’m surprised that I slept well after finishing it!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958)
I completely forgot that Capote wrote this one, until I was researching for this post. I’ve only seen part of the iconic movie, but I know several people who love it. I definitely want to put this on my TBR!
Capote was a prolific writer – He discovered his calling when he was only eight years old! Wow!
He started with short stories. Throughout his short life (He died in 1984 at age 59), he was published in a variety of magazines, including Mademoiselle, Esquire, Vogue, The New Yorker, and others.
His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, was published in 1948.
In addition to several novels and multiple short stories, Capote also produced other literary and entertainment works – Local Color (collection of European travel essays), The Grass Harp (novel, then play), Beat The Devil (original screenplay), and House of Flowers (Broadway musical).
After his death, a number of Capote’s works have been published posthumously, starting in 1986. Random House has published Summer Crossing (2006) and The Early Stories of Truman Capote (2015), among others.
The more I read about Capote and his life, I want to read much more of his work. In addition to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I want to add Music for Chameleons (1980), and Summer Crossing to my TBR.
What about you? Have you read any of Truman Capote’s books?
Come back next month for another installment of Awesome Authors!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂