What J.D. Salinger (and Other Writers) Looked Like at Holden Caulfield's Age

More

Do you recognize the kid-size incarnations of these beloved authors?

banner_hemingway.jpg
Ernest Hemingway and his sisters on the first day of school. (Hemingway Archives)

It's back-to-school season, which means new books, new classes and yes, new photos, yearbook and otherwise. But don't worry: Your favorite authors had to go through it, too. To celebrate the new season of scholarship, we've collected a few pictures of some of our favorite authors' school photos, ranging from proud snapshots of the first day of kindergarten to writers-to-be goofing off behind a desk to posed high school graduation photos. Check out our collection, find out which author was voted class clown, and ruminate on where your own education might lead.

This post also appears on Flavorpill, an Atlantic partner site.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Emily Temple is an editor at Flavorpill.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Social Security: The Greatest Government Policy of All Time?

It's the most effective anti-poverty program in U.S. history. So why do some people hate it?


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In