Typewriters and Mug Shots: The Top 10 Literary Outlaws

4. Dalton Trumbo

In 1947, the author of the anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Trumbo refused to rat out his left-leaning friends in Hollywood, invoking the First Amendment. For his insubordination, he was found guilty of contempt and sentenced to ten months in prison, only to be blacklisted when he was released.