100 Interesting Facts about Famous Authors

Today I would like to draw your attention to the wonderful online resource that is Interesting Literature. It is a blog dedicated to rooting out interesting trivia about classic books and authors. Fascinating and well-researched content throughout.

Interesting Literature

100 fun facts about writers and their fascinating lives

On Twitter we recently reached the 100,000 followers milestone. (Hurrah! And do follow us @InterestingLit if you’re also a tweeter.) To celebrate the occasion, we’ve gathered together one hundred of our favourite facts about famous authors. We hope you enjoy them! Where there’s a link on an author’s name, we’ve linked to our post about that particular author (usually part of our five fascinating facts series – indeed, if you like these facts, check out that series).

Virginia Woolf was the granddaughter of novelist William Makepeace Thackeray.

Aldous Huxley was the great-nephew of Matthew Arnold.

Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, lived next door to Mark Twain.

Evelyn Waugh’s first wife’s name was Evelyn. They were known as ‘He-Evelyn’ and ‘She-Evelyn’.

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One response to “100 Interesting Facts about Famous Authors

  1. Kris, I love posts like this one. All those interesting facts and tidbits.
    How are you, My friend? Hugs Sarah

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