Jane Austen's England: The southwestern English city of Bath is closely associated with Jane Austen. Every September, fans gather for the annual Jane Austen Festival, which includes a costume parade in Regency dress.
Mikhail Bulgakov's Moscow (Russia): The Patriach's Pond set the opening scene for the beginning of Mikhail Bulgakov's "The Master and Margarita." It's just a stone's throw from the writer's communal apartment at Bolshaya Sadovaya ulitsa -- now a museum dedicated to the Russian writer.
Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo (Egypt): A drink at the el-Fishawy coffee shop offers the chance to soak up the atmosphere in the Khan el-Khalili bazaar -- the souk at the heart of much of Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo trilogy.
Hemingway's Cuba: Ernest Hemingway was no stranger to the Floridita bar in Havana -- where it's said a daquiri named in his honor was among his favorite drinks. A bronze statue of Hemingway now sits inside the bar.
Pablo Neruda's Santiago (Chile): Pablo Neruda's house in Isla Negra is now a museum that hosts the largest collection of Neruda's personal items. It's also the resting place for Neruda and his wife.
Stephen King's Maine: Bangor -- AKA the town of Derry in Stephen King's books -- is home to many of the sights that have inspired King's stories. His Victorian mansion (in the picture) is also in Bangor.
Anne Rice's New Orleans (Louisiana): In Anne Rice's "The Witching Hour," the raised tombs in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 are home to the Mayfair witches and the vampire Lestat.
James Baldwin's New York: A view of New York from Central Park is what prompts young John, the main character in James Baldwin's "Go Tell It on the Mountain," to explore the city and take measure of its power and injustices.
Yaa Gyasi's Cape Coast (Ghana): In her debut novel "Homegoing," Yaa Gyasi follows two stepsisters who end up on tragically different paths: one is sold into slavery and the other is married off to a British slave trader. The Cape Coast Castle in Ghana is where the two sisters' paths cross.
Doris Lessing's Harare (Zimbabwe): The Harare Sports Club is where Martha Quest noted the "invisible tensions" of white Rhodesian society in Doris Lessing's novel. Nowadays, the racial barriers at the club have long since fallen and it's a perfectly fine spot for a beer.
Lu Xun's Shanghai (China): Duolun Road, a historic street in Shanghai's Hongkou District, is where China's modern writer Lu Xun set up his League of Leftist Writers.
Mark Twain's Mississippi River (Missouri): American author Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri serves at the setting for his novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." His childhood home is now preserved as a museum exhibiting Twain-related artifacts.
Amy Tan's San Francisco (California): San Francisco's Chinatown is the setting for many of Amy Tan's novels, including her breakthrough book "The Joy Luck Club."
Victor Hugo's Paris (France): Victor Hugo fans will find many sites to visit in Paris, not just Notre-Dame Cathedral (the hunchback's lair). The Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis Church in Rue Saint-Antoine -- where Cosette and Marius wed in "Les Miserables" -- is among them (in picture).
Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul (Turkey): A real-life museum has been built and named after Turkish novelist and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk's book "The Museum of Innocence." The double-story house contains relics of the novel's love story, and each display correlates to a chapter in the book.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Lagos (Nigeria): For all its faults, Africa's most populous city exerts a powerful pull on its sons and daughters, as illustrated in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah," in which the main characters return home after long migrations abroad. Adichie's own hangouts include the Terra Kulture book store.
James Joyce's Dublin (Ireland): The River Liffey makes its appearance in several of Joyce's works, including his modernist tome "Ulysses." The Irish writer's hometown is flooded with Joyce fans on Bloomsday, each June 16.
Garth Greenwell's Sofia (Bulgaria): "What Belongs to You" opens at Sofia's National Palace of Culture, or the cruising grounds of the men's room anyway, and takes readers on an intimate journey where the details of the city are as carefully observed as the details of the unnamed protagonist's relationship.
Stieg Larsson's Stockholm (Sweden): "Millennium" trilogy-themed guided city tours take visitors through Stockholm streets associated with Swedish author Stieg Larsson's crime trilogy. The tour begins at Bellmansgatan 1, the supposed address of Mikael Blomkvist, the hero of the saga.
JRR Tolkien's Birmingham (England): Sarehole Mill, just a short walk from where JRR Tolkien lived, and its rural surroundings are considered to be the inspiration for the Shire and Hobbiton in "The Lord of the Rings."
Arundhati Roy's Ayemenem (India): Ayemenem, the village in Kerala that frames Arundhati Roy's "The God of Small Things," is well off India's tourist path. It's a place to glimpse an old India, and the small things that have changed or endured.
VS Naipaul's Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago): VS Naipaul's house in Port of Spain, AKA the house in "A House for Mr. Biswas," was recently turned into a small museum in the writer's honor.