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The Hottest Dead Writers 

Carly Kiel
Updated June 14, 2019 23.1k votes 1.7k voters 142.7k views 72 items

List Rules Dudes only - novelists, poets, essayists, etc.

The hottest writers who ever lived and died, with pictures of these brilliant men in their prime. These attractive gentlemen wrote some of the best novels, plays, and poetry in literary history - and looked great doing it. Some died so long ago that we don't have photographic evidence of their specimenhood, but that's OK. Their painted portraits and plaster busts live on in our hearts and in our dreams.

Vote up the sexiest authors, poets, and playwrights to move them up the list, and vote down those whose looks just don't ink your quill. And remember, ladies, we all win when we're looking at a list of hot writers.
Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Dead Writers
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Age: Dec. at 47 (1922-1969)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

Works: On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, The Town and the City, The Subterraneans

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Ernest Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Dead Writers
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Age: Dec. at 62 (1899-1961)

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Works: The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Roses, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Moveable Feast

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Anton Chekhov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Dead Writers
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Age: Dec. at 44 (1860-1904)

Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia

Works: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, Ivanov

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Roald Dahl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Dead Writers
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Age: Dec. at 74 (1916-1990)

Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Works: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches, The BFG

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