How Long Did It Take To Write The World’s Most Famous Books?


Have you ever wondered how long it took to write some of the world’s most famous books?

Printerinks analysed 30 of the world’s most famous books to compare how long they took to write. They created this infographic that shows John Boyne wrote ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ in 2 ½ days and J.R.R. Tolkien took 16 years to write ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.

How long did it take you to write your book?

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  1. Hannes Nel

    From what I read it took Ken Follet more than ten years to write Pillars of the Earth, but he only wrote on and off.

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