Truman Capote
"I am a completely horizontal author," Capote told The Paris Review in 1957. “I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or stretched out on a couch with a cigarette and coffee handy. I’ve got to be puffing and sipping. As the afternoon wears on, I shift from coffee to mint tea to sherry to martinis.”
The above is an excerpt from Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. High-res

Truman Capote

"I am a completely horizontal author," Capote told The Paris Review in 1957. “I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or stretched out on a couch with a cigarette and coffee handy. I’ve got to be puffing and sipping. As the afternoon wears on, I shift from coffee to mint tea to sherry to martinis.”

The above is an excerpt from Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work.

Banned as obscene in France (1956-1959), in England (1955-59), in Argentina (1959), and in New Zealand (1960). Removed as required reading from Annapolis (MD) freshman English curriculum because of rape scene and other mature content (2006). Challenged in many communities, but burned in Drake, N. Dak (1973). Banned, but later reinstated after community protests at the Windsor Forest High School in Savannah, Ga. (2000)

Banned Books Week 2012

“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?” 
― Kurt Vonnegut

These contemporary classics are frequently banned: