Saturday, February 14, 2009

Novel-writing politicians: top 10

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the most curious novel-writing politicians.

One Prime Minister to make the list:
Benjamin Disraeli

"When I want to read a novel I write one," declared Disraeli, who has the reputation of being the only British politician who has ever written novels that were any good. Like most politician-novelists, he turned his hand to fiction out of a pressing need for money.
Read about the only American president to make Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue