This literary biography follows John Horne Burns, a briefly successful 1940s novelist who led an unconventional life during the age of conformity, with his Irish Catholic roots and sexuality clashing in wondrous and tragic ways.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.