Melanie Benjamin: ruffling the feathers on the Swans of Fifth Avenue



Many people think of Truman Capote as the campy talk show guest or the inspiration for the character of Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird. Melanie Benjamin wanted to know more about the author in his prime, before his high society tell-all book ruined his social standing in New York. Her research resulted in The Swans of Fifth Avenue, another of her trademark historical fictions in the vein of The Aviator’s Wife and Alice I Have Been. Listen in to learn about the scandal that essentially ended Capote’s literary career.

Melanie Benjamin will appear in Columbus with Thurber House on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Credit: Deborah Feingold

Credit: Deborah Feingold



About Doug Dangler

Current: Host of Craft on WCBE, 90.5 FM, central Ohio's NPR station. Former: creator, host, and producer of Writers Talk
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