If childhood is considered up to twelve or so, my pickings are slim. One burned down, one is torn down and (come to think of it) one nearly burned down but was saved. That one was a flat over a service station/garage, which went alight in the wee hours. I remember nothing of the fire (unless that orange glow behind windows is more than imagination). My brother, for some reason, wondered if we were going to visit our aunt. If any of these three homes shaped my writing interests and abilities, I do not know how.
Franz Kafka’s childhood home in Prague.
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The Childhood Homes of 20 Famous Authors
A tour of the residences that shaped some of history's greatest writers
Famous authors: They're just like us. Or at least they used to be. Recently, on a whim, we started investigating the childhood homes of some legendary authors, and their early homes are just as varied as their writing styles, from cottages to apartments to antebellum townhouses.