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Writers Reading

It's like I tell my writing design students, there are two rules. Writers write. Writers read. So why does it feel like I've turned over a stone? What is this guilty pleasure in watching a writer read?

Stanislaw Lem at home in the world

Edgar Rice Burroughs reading at home

A vintage snapshot of Walter de la Mare by Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1924

Maurice Bernard Sendak enchants a child at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia

South Korean poet and democracy campaigner, Ko Un, tells it to the mountains.

William Butler Yeats reading at home

Erich Maria (Paul Remark) Remarque at his Swiss villa in Port Ronco

A young Yasunari Kawabata works through his tea break

Ernest Miller Hemingway enjoying cafe culture at Le Deux Magots, Paris

Patricia (Carroll Daniels) Cornwell investigating a coffee and the papers

Dora Jessie Saint, known as Miss Read, photographed by Mark Gerson in 1973

Florence Margaret (Stevie) Smith at BBC Radio in 1949 ... not (long) waving

Paul Thomas Mann holidays in France rather than the Venetian beach his protagonist Von Aschenbach retired to

Martha Ellis Gellhorn war correspondent and third wife of Ernest Hemingway

Alice Malsenior Walker works at her Mississippi home