The nine-day novelist*

Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 “in nine days on typewriters rented at 10 cents a half-hour.” For a teleconference held to promote literacy last night, Bradbury recalled an incident with the police that ultimately inspired the novel.

* Repeat until urge to fling self from bridge subsides: “Donna Tartt spent ten years on The Secret History. Tartt spent ten years on The Secret History.”


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