09/08/2012 09:55 am ET Updated Nov 08, 2012

Visiting Famous Authors' Homes (PHOTOS)

Last week, The John Updike Society announced it had snatched up the author's childhood home at 117 Philadelphia Avenue in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in order to turn it into a museum honoring the Pulitzer Prize winner's life and work.

Such a tribute, while touching, is nothing new -- take a look at five famous authors' homes that have become museums celebrating the former residents.

-- Jennifer M. Wood Condé Nast Traveler

Visit These Famous Authors' Homes