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6’5” | 1.96 m
July 26, 1894
Aldous Huxley
196.000
1894.00
50000
3D
Aldous Huxley
Ayn Rand
131000
5’2" | 1.57 m
February 2, 1905
Ayn Rand
157.000
1905.00
131000
3D
Ayn Rand
5’11” | 1.80 m
November 29, 1898
C. S. Lewis
180.000
1898.00
68800
3D
C. S. Lewis
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 7, 1812
Charles Dickens
173.000
1812.00
65000
3D
Charles Dickens
6’2” | 1.88 m
February 21, 1962
David Foster Wallace
188.000
1962.00
59000
3D
David Foster Wallace
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 19, 1809
Edgar Allan Poe
173.000
1809.00
134000
3D
Edgar Allan Poe
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 21, 1899
Ernest Hemingway
183.000
1899.00
122000
3D
Ernest Hemingway
5’8” | 1.73 m
September 24, 1896
F. Scott Fitzgerald
173.000
1896.00
62000
3D
F. Scott Fitzgerald
5’7” | 1.70 m
November 11, 1821
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
170.000
1821.00
58000
3D
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 25, 1903
George Orwell
188.000
1903.00
111000
3D
George Orwell
5’6” | 1.68 m
September 20, 1948
George R. R. Martin
168.000
1948.00
93000
3D
George R. R. Martin
5’5” | 1.65 m
September 21, 1866
H. G. Wells
165.000
1866.00
36400
3D
H. G. Wells
5’6” | 1.68 m
January 12, 1949
Haruki Murakami
168.000
1949.00
43000
3D
Haruki Murakami
5’7” | 1.70 m
July 12, 1817
Henry David Thoreau
170.000
1817.00
43000
3D
Henry David Thoreau
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 2, 1920
Isaac Asimov
175.000
1920.00
65000
3D
Isaac Asimov
5’4” | 1.63 m
July 31, 1965
J. K. Rowling
163.000
1965.00
360000
3D
J. K. Rowling
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 3, 1892
J. R. R. Tolkien
175.000
1892.00
221000
3D
J. R. R. Tolkien
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 2, 1882
James Joyce
178.000
1882.00
39000
3D
James Joyce
5’2" | 1.57 m
December 16, 1775
Jane Austen
157.000
1775.00
118000
3D
Jane Austen
5’0” | 1.52 m
December 5, 1934
Joan Didion
152.000
1934.00
43000
3D
Joan Didion
5’5” | 1.65 m
February 8, 1828
Jules Verne
165.000
1828.00
40000
3D
Jules Verne
6’2” | 1.88 m
November 11, 1922
Kurt Vonnegut
188.000
1922.00
72000
3D
Kurt Vonnegut
5’11” | 1.80 m
September 9, 1828
Leo Tolstoy
180.000
1828.00
31000
3D
Leo Tolstoy
5’9” | 1.75 m
November 30, 1835
Mark Twain
175.000
1835.00
129000
3D
Mark Twain
6’0” | 1.83 m
April 4, 1928
Maya Angelou
183.000
1928.00
228000
3D
Maya Angelou
6’6” | 1.98 m
September 13, 1916
Roald Dahl
198.000
1916.00
97000
3D
Roald Dahl
5’7” | 1.70 m
June 19, 1947
Salman Rushdie
170.000
1947.00
40000
3D
Salman Rushdie
6’4” | 1.93 m
September 21, 1947
Stephen King
193.000
1947.00
273000
3D
Stephen King
5’9” | 1.75 m
October 27, 1932
Sylvia Plath
175.000
1932.00
134000
3D
Sylvia Plath
6’2” | 1.88 m
April 12, 1947
Tom Clancy
188.000
1947.00
87000
3D
Tom Clancy
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 25, 1882
Virginia Woolf
170.000
1882.00
100000
3D
Virginia Woolf
5’7” | 1.70 m (Estimated)
April 26, 1564
William Shakespeare
170.000
1564.00
705000
3D
William Shakespeare
Mark Twain
Height comparison diagram of Mark Twain compared to other writers

Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Langhorne Clemen, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, and publisher considered to be the greatest humorist of the United States as well as the father of American literature. His most famous works include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Great American Novel. Mark Twain received an honorary doctorate from Yale University in 1901 and an honorary doctorate from Oxford University in 1907. Throughout his lifetime, Mark Twain worked numerous jobs which helped him refine his writing skills and share his experiences of the world. Mark Twain died on April 21, 1910 at the age of 74.

Mark Twain had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Mark Twain with overall height
Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Langhorne Clemen, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, and publisher considered to be the greatest humorist of the United States as well as the father of American literature. His most famous works include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Mark Twain had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Mark Twain with overall height
Mark Twain
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Nationality: United States

Death: April 21, 1910 (74)

Given Name
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Birthday
November 30, 1835

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Jane Austen
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Jane Austen in relation to other authors

Jane Austen was an English author known for creating the 6 major novels that interpreted life on the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her most famous works include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Jane Austen attended Reading Abbey Girl’s School. As an author, Jane Austen uses irony, realism, humor, and social commentary within her work. Jane Austen did not earn any literary awards during her lifetime, but her writing has inspired many other essays, anthologies, films, and productions. Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817 at the age of 41.

Jane Austen had a height of 5’2" (1.57 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Jane Austen labeled with overall height
Jane Austen was an English author known for creating the 6 major novels that interpreted life on the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her most famous works include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.

Jane Austen had a height of 5’2" (1.57 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Jane Austen labeled with overall height
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Nationality: England

Death: July 18, 1817 (41)

Given Name
Jane Austen
Birthday
December 16, 1775

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C. S. Lewis
Height comparison diagram of C. S. Lewis compared to other writers

C. S. Lewis, also known as Clive Staples Lewis, was a British author and theologian best known for his fictional stories including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Space Trilogy. C. S. Lewis attended University College, in Oxford, England. Throughout his lifetime, C. S. Lewis wrote more than 30 books that have been translated into various languages and sold millions of copies. His writing explored the genres of Christian apologetics, fantasy, science fiction, and children’s literature. In 1956, he won the Carnegie Medal in Literature for The Last Battle. C. S. Lewis died on November 23, 1963 at the age of 64.

C. S. Lewis had a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of C. S. Lewis with overall height
C. S. Lewis, also known as Clive Staples Lewis, was a British author and theologian best known for his fictional stories including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Space Trilogy. C. S. Lewis attended University College, in Oxford, England.

C. S. Lewis had a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of C. S. Lewis with overall height
C. S. Lewis
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Nationality: England

Death: November 22, 1963 (64)

Given Name
Clive Staples Lewis
Birthday
November 29, 1898

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Joan Didion
Size comparison drawings of Joan Didion comparing the heights of other related writers

Joan Didion is an American author who famously launched her career in the 1960s after winning an essay contest by Vogue magazine. Her most famous works include Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Play It as It Lays, and The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan Didion received her education from the University of California, Berkeley in the United States. Joan Didion’s writing became known throughout the 1960s and 1970s for engaging audiences into the realities of the 1960s as well as the Hollywood lifestyle. Joan Didion received the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography for The Year of Magical Thinking in 2005.

Joan Didion had a height of 5’0” (1.52 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Joan Didion with height measurements
Joan Didion is an American author who famously launched her career in the 1960s after winning an essay contest by Vogue magazine. Her most famous works include Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Play It as It Lays, and The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan Didion received her education from the UC Berkeley.

Joan Didion had a height of 5’0” (1.52 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Joan Didion with height measurements
Joan Didion
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Nationality: United States

Death: December 23, 2021 (87)

Given Name
Joan Didion
Birthday
December 5, 1934

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Roald Dahl
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Roald Dahl in relation to other authors

Roald Dahl was a British author and screenwriter who is known for being one of the greatest storytellers for children. His best-known work includes James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda. Roald Dahl’s writing has sold more than 250 million copies throughout the world. His stories are characterized by their unexpected endings as some of his stories end with dark comic moods. Roald Dahl was awarded the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the Children’s Author of the Year by British Book Awards in 1990. Roald Dahl died November 23, 1990 at the age of 74.

Roald Dahl had a height of 6’6” (1.98 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Roald Dahl labeled with overall height
Roald Dahl was a British author and screenwriter who is known for being one of the greatest storytellers for children. His best-known work includes James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda. Roald Dahl’s writing has sold more than 250 million copies.

Roald Dahl had a height of 6’6” (1.98 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Roald Dahl labeled with overall height
Roald Dahl
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Nationality: England

Death: November 23, 1990 (74)

Given Name
Roald Dahl
Birthday
September 13, 1916

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