a noted author who has reached celebrity status
Philip Roth is a literary lion.
He was a literary lion and a lion of a friend, and I will miss him more than I can say.
To make matters worse, there came a literary lion that evening; one of the few modern writers whose books Corydon knew and loved.
He found that to be a social or a literary lion was to be a tame lion, and he was too big for that.
As a literary lion at the tables of "the great," he disappointed many of his admirers, since he made no effort to shine.
The literary lion of to-day may be the literary ass of to-morrow, but the ass has his bin full of oats and cannot complain.
But there was no help for her, and, whether she would or not, she had to go in to dinner with the literary lion.
Of course they like it and she becomes the literary lion of America.
"A literary lion," sez she, with one of her old Weathersfield smiles.