Edgar Allan Poe

The Tower of London may now, at least tentatively, count among its treasures an iconic raven that inspired Charles Dickens...
For the past few weeks I've been on tour in New Zealand, rapping for the Kiwis. When I first heard that New Zealanders affectionately referred to themselves as this, I thought it was in reference to the fruit. Nope.
It's been 23 years since John Cusack defiantly held a stereo above his head and sealed his place in teenage girls' hearts
I can't know if there ever was a better time for authors than today. Judging from what I've read, I guess no. In the olden days those authors and artists who did fine financially came mostly from wealthy families, whilst artists like Van Gogh or Modigliani, or authors like Edgar Allan Poe or Henry Miller struggled with poverty.