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The Hottest Dead Writers  

Carly Kiel
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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.
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Roald Dahl is listed (or ranked) 5 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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J. D. Salinger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hottest Dead Writers
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Age: Dec. at 91 (1919-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Works: The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters and Seymour: And Introduction

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C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hottest Dead Writers
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Age: Dec. at 65 (1898-1963)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Works: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, Mere Christianity

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Arthur Rimbaud is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hottest Dead Writers
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Age: Dec. at 37 (1854-1891)

Birthplace: Charleville-Mézières, France

Works: Voyelles, The Drunken Boat, A Season in Hell

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