Portrait of the Writer

Portrait of the Writer

Literary Lives in Focus

  1. Foreword by Goffredo Fofi
  • ISBN 9780500517178
  • 22.00 x 17.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 512pp
  • With 250 photographs
  • First published 2013
‘We can recommend it without hesitation’ – Amateur Photographer
‘Entries, on everyone from Apollinaire to Zadie Smith, are arranged alphabetically, creating a pleasing sense of randomness … great’ – The Sunday Times
‘These photos seem to contain a whole epoch … ’ – Prospect

250 modern writers portrayed by the greats of photography

Portrait of the Writer

… Auden by Avedon; de Beauvoir by Cartier-Bresson; Duras by Doisneau; Proust by Man Ray; Huxley by Halsman; Apollinaire by Picasso; Arundhati Roy by Raghu Rai; Raymond Carver by Bob Adelman; Zadie Smith by Eamonn McCabe …

Spanning the late 19th century to the present day, Portrait of the Writer is a dazzling collection.

Many of the photographs are renowned icons of our time: others are less well known but demand discovery.

Each image is accompanied by a concise biography of the author.

Includes photographs by
    Bob Adelman
    Bruno Barbey
    René Burri
    Cornell Capa
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Elliott Erwitt
    Martine Franck
    David Hurn
    Sergio Larrain
    Herbert List
    Carl Mydans
    Man Ray
    Gordon Parks
    Sebastião Salgado
    Lord Snowdon
    Yukichi Watabe
and many more

Goffredo Fofi is a noted Italian writer and cinema critic. He is a contributor to Gianni Berengo Gardin, also published by Thames & Hudson.