20 Famous Authors’ Adorable School Photos

It’s back to school season, which means new books, new classes and yes, new photos, yearbook and otherwise. But don’t worry — your favorite authors had to go through it too. To celebrate the new season of scholarship, we’ve collected a few pictures of some of our favorite authors’ school photos, ranging from proud snapshots of the first day of kindergarten to writers-to-be goofing off behind a desk to posed high school graduation photos. Check out our collection, find out which author was voted class clown, and ruminate on what your own education might lead to after the jump.

Ernest Hemingway, age 6, with his sisters Ursula and Marcelline on their first day of grammar school, 1905. Image via the Hemingway Archives.