i'm not sure how caught up you are with recent literary news, but in case you didnt know, the author jd salinger recently died at the age of 91. (he wrote the catcher in the rye for those of you who dont know.) the catcher in the rye was one of the few things that he ever published, but after his death they found a safe in his house that contained fifteen unpublished novels.
now they're not sure whether to publish these or destroy them. read the article here. i would totally buy all of them if they they were published.
salinger was awesome. he was a complete social hermit (he supposedly walked away when people approached him in the streets and ate in the kitchen if he went to a restaurant). his last interview was in 1980 and was given to a high school newspaper. he wrote one of the most famous pieces of literature, and instead of basking in the fame this entails, he turned instead to his private life and pretty much ignored everyone else.
in his last interview he said, "I love to write and I assure you I write regularly. But I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it." i love the quote.
according to my sister, she could "totally see [me] turning into salinger. he's so [me]!... if i was a ninety year old man."
*I Want to Be Alone - Green Day