Lillian Hellman1905 – 1984 Mary McCarthy1912 – 1989 Jack Kerouac1922 – 1969 Truman Capote1924 – 1984 Norman Mailer1923 – 2007 Elizabeth Bishop1911 – 1979 J.D. Salinger1919 – 2010 Gore Vidal1925 – 2012 Ernest Hemingway1899 – 1961 Fyodor Dostoevsky1821 – 1881 Joseph Conrad1857 – 1924 D.H. Lawrence1885 – 1930 Herman Melville1819 – 1891 James Joyce1882 – 1941 Virginia Woolf1882 – 1941 Vladimir Nabokov1899 – 1977 Mark Twain1835 – 1910 William Faulkner1897 – 1962 Jane Austen1775 – 1817 Charlotte Brontë1816 – 1855 Anne Brontë1820 – 1849 Henry James1843 – 1916 Edgar Allan Poe1809 – 1849 Henry WadsworthLongfellow1807 – 1882 or every great author, there’s another great author eager to knock him or her down a few pegs. Although the writers on this map are typically deemed canonical by literary tastemakers, there wasn’t much mutual admiration amongst them.We’ve mapped out the rivalries and one-sided vendettas of many celebrated writers; just hover over an arrow between two authors to see a cutting insult directed by one to the other. F WAY HARSH Famous Authors Who Hated Each Other’s Writing James FenimoreCooper1789 – 1851