Michelle Obama was one of the most influential, open-minded, and quite possibly the strongest First Lady ever.
John Le Carré is perhaps the world's greatest living spy thriller author.
Although many of us in the West know big names like Tolkien or
The thousands of people who disappear every year without trace fascinate us, as do unexplained deaths. Here are five authors who have met tragic and mysterious ends, perfect for you Halloween-loving bookworms.
Edgar Allan Poe
We're sure you heard that Game of Thrones won big at the 2018 Emmys. Fans loved seeing the cast out of costume and George R. R. Martin, the writer of the original novel A Song of Ice and Fire, looking dapper in his purple striped suit, and adorable turtle broach!
Heather Morris wrote The Tattooist of Auschwitz after conducting extensive interviews with the real life protagonist of her work, Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov.
Bob Woodward has remained a prominent author, journalist, and critic of both past and current presidencies. After reporting on the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, Woodward continued his writing, which led to his particular critical style.
Amy Winehouse was a renowned singer, remembered for her deep and expressive voice. Her vocal range enchanted many fans and continues to channel the star's blues even after her tragic death.