Did you know that the character of Crocodile Dundee was based on real-life buffalo hunter Rod Ansell? Or that most of the main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird were based on Harper Lee's family, neighbours (including Truman Capote) and an innocent man, Walter Lett, who was sentenced to death? Eamon Evans has collected over 400 extraordinary and entertaining examples of the real-life people who've influenced some of the most famous fictional characters from books, movies and television. Find out who was the basis for Lois Lane from Superman, or Absolutely Fabulous' Eddie Monsoon. Check out the real Mr Burns and see the original inspiration for Alice in Wonderland. And hundreds more!
Eamon Evans is a former radio host and freelance writer who has written for Arts Hub, SBS, iLove, 64, Vibewire, Stanza, Lot's Wife and the Australian Book Review. His previous book was Small Talk: Tailormade trivia for every awkward moment; he finds he has many opportunities to put it into practice.