11 Fictional Books About Real-Life Authors That Will Give You A Whole New Perspective On Your Favorite Writers

Sometimes it feels like my favorite novelists and authors know me better than anyone, even though we've never met. But what if I could step into their world? Good news: with the magic of fiction, you can easily travel to the hearts and minds of literature's greats and imagine what it was like to be in their inner circle.

They say art imitates life, so it's no wonder that many authors of classic literature led intriguing and tumultuous lives. From devastating tragedies to heart-wrenching love affairs to sizzling friendships, the lives of these authors were filled with drama. But fiction has the unique power to take you beyond their biography, and bring you closer to your favorite authors' lives than ever before.

All of these books blend fact and fiction to immerse you in the world of literature's greatest. They drew from famous authors' works, biographies, and pure imagination to craft spellbinding stories. While some of these reads fantasize more than others (sorry, Jane Austen wasn't actually a super-sleuth), you'll get a whole new perspective on your favorite literary giants.

So, if you're curious about what it would be like to have tea with Emily Dickinson, or you're dying to learn more about the peculiar life of Mary Shelley, look no further than these exquisite novels.