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07/11/2013 02:48 pm ET

17 Famous Authors Who Didn't Major In Writing

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Originally posted on Zola Books:

Had they stuck with their college majors, these 17 authors—including Kurt Vonnegut, Danielle Steel, and J.K. Rowling (pictured)—could've been doctors, fashion designers, or Egyptologists.

Writers Who Didn't Study Writing

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