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10 of the Best Biographies on your Favorite Authors

As lit lovers, many of us have two to three favorite authors, which consume us. We have scratched our brain raw in an attempt to understand what provoked literary masters to write such words, characters or scenarios. But, we often forget to seek solace in books about their personal life or influences for answers. Below is a compilation of ten of our most treasured biographies on some of the best classic authors.

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There was passion and comfort and need and joy, there was a strength that knew no boundaries, a sense of kindred souls made one, and that whole being far, far greater than the sum of its parts.

– X-Men 2 Novelization, Chris Claremont

Ten books that have stayed with me: 

the Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

the Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Ulysses by James Joyce

Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov

Ariel by Sylvia Plath

the Beast Within by Joyce E. Salisbury

Equus by Peter Shaffer

Perfume by Patrick Suskind

Cane by Jean Toomer