Folk of Genius: The 5 unusual habits of Ernest Hemingway

New studies show that both creativity and eccentricity may be the result of genetic variations that increase the brain’s ability to filter out useless distractions and just get on with it. Well, Papa certainly got on with it – but just how peculiar was he?

Hemingway on writing: 7 quotes all book lovers should read

Ernest Hemingway once said “All American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” While many have challenged Ernest's view, there's no denying that over a career spanning more than three decades, Papa’s became a master of his craft.

5 atheist authors who changed history

Writers: rebels and iconoclasts, many of the world's most famous authors have been deep critical thinkers, unafraid to question their society's staple beliefs, one of which has often been religion.

Folk of Genius: The 5 unusual habits of George Orwell

George Orwell: the originator of Big Brother, Double-Speak and the Thought Police, author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, numerous non-fiction books and journalism, one-time BBC producer, soldier and socialist. One of the greats, no doubt about it. But like many creative sorts, Orwell had his idiosyncrasies...

Folk of Genius: The 5 unusual habits of Orson Welles

Orson Welles, the Great One: cinema’s baby-faced virtuoso tricked the world into thinking aliens had invaded when he was just twenty-three, directed Citizen Kane at only twenty-five, and was twice voted the greatest film director of all time by the British Film Institute. We can’t deny his genius. But just how unusual was our Orson? Let's take a look