Some of the greatest literary giants of all time lived and wrote in New York City. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of HarperCollins, which was founded in NYC, the publishing company created an interactive walking tour map that narrates the history of each author as you walk (h/t DNAinfo). Just a few of the famed Big Apple authors include Harper Lee, Mark Twain, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright.
The audio listening tour takes you to 14 West 10th Street, the home of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Visit “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” author Betty Smith’s home at 702 Grand Street in Williamsburg, where she was born and raised. Then, head over to the Upper East Side and see the “To Kill A Mockingbird” author Harper Lee’s home at 433 East 82nd Street, where she resided after moving from her hometown in Alabama at age 23.
Find the homes of these literary wonders across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens through the audio-interactive map here. And click here for more information on HarperCollins’ 200th-anniversary celebration.
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