Obscure Authors, Later Famous?
October 28, 2010 7:03 PM Subscribe
Who are now-famous authors who died while they were still obscure?
posted by estlin to writing & language (42 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Note: I'm not looking for then-famous people who are NOW obscure, nor do I want authors whose best-known works were flops during their lifetimes. (For instance, The Great Gatsby and Moby Dick sold terribly initially, but Fitzgerald and Melville were already well-known authors for other works.)