Writers Who Didn’t Go to College.

Ray Bradbury | 1959

Mark Twain – dropped out of school at age 12
Jane Austen
William Shakespeare
Charles Dickens – dropped out of school at age 12
Agatha Christie
Dylan Thomas
Ray Bradbury
Abraham Lincoln
Bronte Sisters
George Orwell
Bruce Catton
Benjamin Franklin
Will Rogers
John Bartlett
George Bernard Shaw – Dropped out of school at age 14
Herman Melville
William Gibson
Doris Lessing
Leon Uris
Augusten Burroughs – Dropped out of school at age 13. GED at 17
H.G. Wells – Dropped out of school at age 11
Jack London – Dropped out of school at age 13

Most Women Writers before 1900

Or Dropped Out of College
Edward Albee
Paul Coelho
Leo Tolstoy
Robert Frost
James Fenimore Cooper
William Faulkner
F. Scott Fitzgerald
J.D. Salinger
Emile Zola
Harper Lee
Jack Kerouac
Harvey Pekar

BONUS: 101 Tips for Writers from famous authors

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