On September 30, we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Truman Streckfus Persons, better known to millions of readers as Truman Capote. Capote was the author of many unique short stories, novels, plays and movie scripts that are still read and loved today. He was without a doubt a superb writer and a charismatic personality, and these titles are just a glimpse into his magnetic persona.
One of Capote’s best-known works is Breakfast at Tiffany's, a collection of short stories that introduced the world to the vivacious Holly Golightly, who was played to perfection by Audrey Hepburn in the movie adaptation.
Inspired by the brutal 1959 murder of a Kansas family, Capote wrote the pioneering work in what he called the "nonfiction novel" genre, In Cold Blood. While the book is undeniably captivating, many critics challenge the authenticity, opens a new window of the events that occur in the book.
Capote's vibrant personality made him an ideal subject for biopics. Of the many movie depictions of him, I'd have to say my favorite is Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote, which tells the story of the author during his research and writing of In Cold Blood.