The Up and Downs of Literary Fame

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While we may envy writers with books that have just reached critical acclaim or won a prestigious prize, a writer’s fame often doesn’t last for very long. What happens when a writer finds that his fame and influence have waned? Over at Lit Hub, Tom Shroder shares his deeply personal account of living in the shadow of his Pulitzer-prize winning grandfather has he faded into obscurity.


Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →