File photo of writer Gore Vidal at the "2005 Literary Awards" hosted by PEN USA in Los Angeles

 
File photo of writer Gore Vidal at the "2005 Literary Awards" hosted by PEN USA in Los Angeles
Writer Gore Vidal is pictured at the "2005 Literary Awards" hosted by PEN USA in Los Angeles in this November 9, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files