Today is the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth(January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) He was an American poet, short story writer, editor and literary critic. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and some say led a fairly miserable life. Find more information on his life at the website for the Edgar Allan Poe Musuem.
Here are 2 new books about Poe:
Stephen King, Sue Grafton, Lisa Scottoline and other leading members of the Mystery Writers of America have written essays for In the Shadow of the Master.
Also out this week is Poe: A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd.