Famous Mentoring Pairs

Having spoken about examples of good and bad mentoring pairs in fiction, I thought it would be nice to share famous mentoring pairs. Here's a small sample:

  • Isaac Asimov mentor to Gene Roddenberry
  • W.E.B. DuBois (social explorer, writer and revolutionary) mentor to Herbert Aptheker (writer, historian, author of A Documentary History of the Negro People )
  • Hunter S. Thompson mentor to Warren Zevon
  • Ruth Graham (spouse of Billy Graham) mentor to Patricia Cornwell (writer)
  • Thomas Wentworth Higginson (clergyman and author) mentor to Emily Dickinson (poet)
  • Robert Frost (poet) mentor to Wallace Stegner (writer, professor, environmentalist)
  • Samuel Beckett (poet) mentor to Peggy Guggenheim
  • Dashiel Hammett (writer) mentor to Lillian Hellman (writer)
  • Mary Kay Ash (co-founder Mary Kay Cosmetics ) mentor to Tom Wheatley (president of global sales)
• Harriet Beecher Stowe (author) mentor to Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (writer)



Topics: Mentors & Mentorees