John Locke, the American writer not the character from Lost (or English philosopher), has become the first self-published author to pass one million digital books sold on Amazon.com, and therefore the first indie to join the "Kindle Million Club".
O. Henry (1862-1910) was a prolific American short-story writer, a master of surprise endings, who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York City. A twist of plot, which turns on an ironic or coincidental circumstance, is typical of O. Henry's stories. William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.
R. Singh quotes from Rabindranath Tagore’s essay The Meaning of Art | ‘ ‘‘The sign of greatness in great geniuses is their enormous capacity for borrowing . . . only mediocrities are ashamed and afraid of borrowing for they do not know how to pay back the debt in their owncoin . . . our artists were never tiresomely reminded of the obvious fact that they were Indians . . . they had the freedom to be naturally Indian in spite of all the borrowings that they indulged in’’ ’