Meet the Modern Descendants of Your Favorite Authors

As you probably know, here at Flavorpill, we’re fascinated by just about every aspect of the lives of our favorite authors — including what happened after them. This week saw the release of Tigers in Red Weather, a sultry, pitch-perfect literary thriller penned by Liza Klaussmann, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Herman Melville. Though her novel reminds us more of Fitzgerald’s gilded sneaking than Melville’s brutal sea voyage, we were inspired by her success to look up a few more of our favorite authors’ modern-day descendants. Just, you know, to check in. If you’re as addicted to prying as we are, see what they’re all up to after the jump.

Herman Melville

So we know Melville’s great-great-great-granddaughter is making her own way as an author, if with slightly less sea salt (though definitely some sea salt), but let’s not forget about another of Melville’s descendants: Moby, born Richard Melville Hall. As he once explained, “The basis for Richard Melville Hall — and for Moby — is that supposedly Herman Melville was my great-great-great-granduncle.”