I just read an interesting article in Time magazine about a coder who has written a best seller. Author David Wroblewski has written a novel titled The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. The Time article didn't really review the book, it discussed Mr. Wroblewski's method of writing and the difference between writing programs and writing fiction. Its a short but interesting article. I haven't read the book so I can't speak to his talents as a writer but it is his first book and it made the best seller list.
The article is titled:
A Software Dude Is a Best Seller
Tuesday, Jul. 08, 2008 By JOSH QUITTNER