Capote Fans’ Prayers Answered


Buried treasure has been unearthed at the New York Public Library: six unpublished pages of Truman Capote’s unfinished novel Answered Prayers.

They’re from a chapter called “Yachts and Things,” and you can read them in this month’s Vanity Fair.

If you read the online version, you get to see Capote’s handwriting and strikeouts, but if you read the print version, you get to see a mostly naked Kate Moss. Choose wisely.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →