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    33 Literary Geniuses Who Happen To Be Super Hot

    Baby, you're like the most popular book in the library. Everyone is checking you out.

    1. Ernest Hemingway

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    He was misogynistic, yes, but it can't be denied that Hemingway was a looker.

    2. Alice Walker

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    Dayyyyyyum, The Color Purple bagged the National Book Award in '83, and its author just bagged a top spot on this list.

    3. Rupert Brooke

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    The poet was once described by W.B. Yeats as "the handsomest young man in England."

    4. Jhumpa Lahiri

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    She won the 2000 Pulitzer for Interpreter of Maladies. Jhumpa Lahiri = whole package.

    5. Langston Hughes

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    He pioneered Jazz Poetry and he could get it.

    6. Zadie Smith

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    Zadie Smith could cut you with her words and her cheekbones.

    7. John Steinbeck

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    John Steinbeck? More like, John FINE-beck.

    8. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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    Hawthorne was a studmuffin, and having penned The Scarlet Letter, totally a feminist too.

    9. Nell Freudenberger

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    She was a 2010 winner of a Guggenheim fellowship and hearts everywhere.

    10. Daphne du Maurier

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    Who would've thunk that Hitchcock's creepy movie The Birds was a adapted from a story that came from this angelic head? Respect.

    11. Anton Chekhov

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    He wasn't just a sexy beast, if you've ever read The Kiss, you know he was also devastatingly romantic.

    12. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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    Also one of the New Yorker's 2010 20 Under 40 selections, Adichie is a supertalented writer and a perfect 10.

    13. Voltaire

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    Voltaire could even make a long curly wig look sexy.

    14. Daniel Alarcón

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    Looks and talent, Alarcón was one of the New Yorker's 20 Under 40 selections in 2010. What a cutie.

    15. Louise Glück

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    This former Poet Laureate isn't just easy on the eyes, her poems are easy on the ears too.

    16. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    F. Scott and his wife, Zelda, were the physical embodiment of the Jazz Age. Can write. Can party.

    17. Tao Lin

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    Tao Lin might be controversial, but his studliness certainly isn't.

    18. Jack Kerouac

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    This was Jack Kerouac's U.S. Naval Reserve enlistment photo. Don't all go enlisting at once now.

    19. Lord Byron

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    Hands down, hottest Romantic poet ever. Also the inspiration for the Byronic hero. Sigh.

    20. Marisha Pessl

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    Her debut novel Special Topics in Calamity Physics has been translated into 30 languages. Can you say hot in 30 languages?

    21. Toni Morrison

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    Born Chloe Wofford in 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, Toni Morrison is a legend and a looker.

    22. Andrew Sean Greer

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    This prize-winning writer should win a prize for those baby blues.

    23. Charlotte Brontë

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    Jane Eyre-resistable, amirite?

    24. Paul Auster

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    Those eyes. So piercing.

    25. Nicole Krauss

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    Probably most people would like to discuss The History of Love with Nicole Krauss, but Jonathan Safran Foer won. High five, Jonathan Safran Foer.

    26. D.H. Lawrence

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    No wonder Lawrence had so many books about love, by the looks of it, he was probably an expert.

    27. Chang-Rae Lee

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    So brilliant and such a babe.

    28. Joan Didion

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    Joan Didion could've given Kate Moss a run for her money.

    29. Richard Mason

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    Brooding, handsome, and brilliant? Check, check, and check.

    30. Neil Gaiman

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    Multi-talented Neil Gaiman is basically Jim Morrison's hair twin.

    31. Margaret Mitchell

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    Scarlett O'Hara who? Margaret Mitchell's doe eyes are way more captivating.

    32. Junot Diaz

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    This broodingly hot author has a way with words. His novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the Pulitzer in 2008.

    33. J.D. Salinger

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    Theory: Salinger was reclusive because he was sick of all the groupies he was attracting.

    CORRECTION: An image of Gillian Flynn was misidentified as Nell Freudenberger in an earlier version of this post.

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