The Gravestones of 8 Famous Authors
It’s Halloween in the U.S., so what better way to creep everyone out than a bunch of photos of gravestones.
Using Find A Grave, I looked up a bunch of prominent authors. Not all of their pages had photos—like David Foster Wallace, JD Salinger, Richard Heller, Kurt Vonnegut—but many of them did.
I’m not sure why, but I’ve always had a weird fascination with cemetaries, so I find these photos more fascinating than creepy. But see what you think.
William Faulkner’s grave in Oxford, Mississippi. Not surprising that Faulkner’s grave is so well kept. He’s worshiped over there.
William Golding’s grave in Wiltshire, England. The Lord of the Flies author is buried under an old yew tree in Holy Trinity Churchyard. Looks like a scenic spot, fitting of an author whose most famous novel was set on a scenic island.
Ernest Hemingway’s grave in Ketchum, Idaho. I’ve been to Idaho several times and I always wanted to see Hemingway’s grave, but never made it there.
Malcolm Lowry’s grave in East Sussex, England. You have to strain your eyes to even see Lowry’s name on the headstone. Kind of sad. His grave is obviously not maintained well.
Margaret Mitchell’s grave in the famous Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Beautiful gravestone. Compare it to the grave of Lowry, who died eight years after Mitchell. She’s buried next to her husband, John Robert Marsh.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s grave in Oxfordshire, England. Do you think hobbits secretly maintain it?
Mark Twain’s grave in Elmira, New York. Good ole’ Samuel Clemons’ gravestone could use a catchy Twain quote couldn’t it?
Virginia Woolf’s grave in Sussex, England. Woolf’s ashes are buried under an elm tree in the garden of Monk’s House in Sussex, according to the Find A Grave site. I’ve got to say, the head statue creeps me out.
So if you’re in the Halloween mood, swing on over to Find A Grave and look for your favorite famous person’s grave or even a family member.
If you find an author’s grave you’d like to share with us, do so in the comments!