In my novel, “Kafka In The Castle”, I fill in his missing diary entries. He might have not written on these days, but it is more generally believed he just desatroyed them. It is – actually – generally believed he destroyed 70% of all his writings.

However, for his birthday, I gave him an entry which ended with:

03 July 1917

In celebration of the day, I did not make it my last.

All this is to celebrate the NEW release of many of his letters and drawings and creative work, by the National Library of Israel They are no all online..