1898 – Novelist Emile Zola flees France to escape imprisonment after being convicted of libel against the French army in the notorious Dreyfus affair.
birthday girls •
1850 – Margaret Fuller, American writer (b. 1810)
1860 – Lizzie Borden (Lisbeth A. Borden) (d. 1927), American murder suspect. She was accused of axing her parents to death in 1892; she was acquitted in 1893. Her home in Fall River, MA, (the crime scene) is now a Bed & Breakfast & Museum.
banktoaster • Daniel Pinkwater is serializing his entire new book The Neddiad on the internet between August 2006 and April 2007.
banktoaster • Someone has finally google mapped somethings i care about – the Atlas of Fiction real places imagine by great writers.
classifieds • Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY needs a nipping press for its book arts program. If there is any available for sale in the NY metropolitan area, please contact: Robbin Ami Silverberg
statistics • the Pew Internet Life project has just released a study on blogging in the USA.
in progress . . .