Q: Name a famous English composer with two vowels in his last name. Interchange the vowels and you'll get the last name of a famous American writer. Who are these two people?I made a large mistake in assuming the first names had to be the same. I made the puzzle harder than it had to be which I guess is the story of my life.
Edit: One hint was "large" which is an angram of the answers. The other hint was an indirect reference to life stories (e.g. rags to riches story).