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Eleven years after John Kennedy Toole's suicide, A Confederacy of Dunces is published and hailed as a masterpiece. 

In Butterfly in the Typewriter, Cory MacLauchlin brings to light this mysterious author and the remarkable story behind his beloved novel.

Cory MacLauchlin

Cory is the author of Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces.  ​His book is in pre-production for film adaptation. (IMDB)

He has written for TIMEThe Daily Beast, Vice Magazine,  and The Millions. His work has appeared in