LAVISHLY APT: 25 Author Anagrams That Also Work as Book Titles

Minh Le

Staff Writer

Minh is the author of Let Me Finish! a debut picture book that will be published by Disney-Hyperion in 2016. By day he works in early childhood policy and in 2010 helped design 826DC‘s Museum of Unnatural History (the only place you can both support youth creative writing and get your daily supply of unicorn tears). He also writes about children’s lit at Bottom Shelf Books and occasionally for the Huffington Post and others. Follow him on Twitter @bottomshelfbks.

The Completed Author Anagram List:

  1. Raw Dog Amaretto by Margaret Atwood
  2. My Noble Rite by Emily Bronte
  3. A Menial Drunk by Milan Kundera
  • To a Nobler Boor by Roberto Bolano
  • Lo Came Ruin by Alice Munro
  • Mandible Jaws by James Baldwin
  • Teacup Matron by Truman Capote
  • Nursemaid Cake by Maurice Sendak
  • May I Enthrall by Hilllary Mantel
  • Darkness Cliche by Charles Dickens
  • A Nil Enigma by Neil Gaiman
  • Weaker Lilac by Alice Walker
  • Reengage Harm by Graham Greene
  • Daily Jam Run by Miranda July
  • Show a Hot Decline by Colson Whitehead
  • Idlers or Signs by Dorris Lessing
  • Heathen Man Jolt by Jonathan Lethem
  • Morons in Riot by Toni Morrison
  • Lavishly Apt by Sylvia Plath
  • Bimbo Snort by Tom Robbins
  • Underage Ogress by George Saunders
  • I, Valiant Loco by Italo Calvino
  • Slow Her Lava by Sarah Vowell
  • Label Every Cry by Beverly Cleary
  • Hitherto Dawn by Edith Wharton


    Note: I would totally buy all of these books and would probably camp out for the release of Underage Ogress by George Saunders.