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15 Great Authors That Achieved Posthumous Fame

A Confederacy of Dunces is 35 years old, this year. That means it's 46 years since author John Kennedy Toole, the man who wrote that Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, took his own life.

Authors live in a bizarre and often heart-breaking world of posthumous success and here we doff our collective cap to this novelists who never knew they made it big.

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