Jessica, Preston | April 1, 2021
Plenty of famous people publish memoirs, but it’s not every day that celebs put their imaginations to work and publish a work of fiction. Do you recognize the famous authors of these novels?
It takes a particularly multi-talented person to make a name for themselves in a completely different discipline before becoming an acclaimed novelist. Since retiring from basketball, NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been devoted to the art of mystery; in addition to writing for the television series “Veronica Mars,” he is also the bestselling author of the “Mycroft Holmes” series (about Sherlock’s brother). Several TV actors have got in on the fiction action, including David Duchovny (“The X-Files”), Lauren Graham (“Gilmore Girls”), and Krysten Ritter (“Jessica Jones”). Movie actors like Steve Martin and Carrie Fisher are the real over-achievers: Martin is known for his novels, plays, and screenplays, while Fisher has written several books in addition to a not-so-secret career as a script doctor. Musicians also make great novelists. Ever heard of hit graphic novel (and Netflix series) “The Umbrella Academy”? It was written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.
And it’s not just adult fiction. Many celebs have tried their hands at writing children’s books. Look below to see some of our favourites:
Have you ever read a work of fiction by a celebrity author? Did you love it or should they stick to their day job?