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“If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.

Air Traveller to Los Angeles Lillian Hellman youthful author of the play The Children's Hour is pictured here as she arrived in Los Angeles via TWA...

Air Traveller to Los Angeles Lillian Hellman youthful author of the play The Children's Hour is pictured here as she arrived in Los Angeles via TWA.

Kate Kellaway, "John Berger: ‘If I’m a storyteller it’s because I listen’," The Guardian (30 October 2016). On the eve of his 90th birthday, one of the most influential writers of his generation talks about migration, Brexit, growing old – and his fondness for texting.

John Berger: ‘If I’m a storyteller it’s because I listen’

On the eve of his birthday, one of the most influential writers of his generation talks about migration, Brexit, growing old – and his fondness for texting

"You can drag a horticulture, but you can't make her think." ~ Dorothy Parker

The writer Dorothy Parker lighting a cigarette with a furry companion

Lillian Hellman

Smoking Makes You Look Cool, Part II (More Pics of Writers Smoking)

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Patricia Highsmith - American novelist and short story writer, known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations.

Kurt Vonnegut by Marty Reichenthal (New York, 1979)

Kurt Vonnegut: Still Speaking To The War Weary

A great poster of Kurt Vonnegut - one of the best writers of the Century! Literature lost one of its linchpins with his passing in So it goes. Need Poster Mounts

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Linda Hogan writes from a Native American perspective is considered “one of Native American literature’s most highly regarded women writers.” She was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall Of Fame in

Simone de Beauvoir. © Elliott Erwitt

Simone de Beauvoir. © Elliott Erwitt

Karen Blixen - Karen von Blixen-Finecke, née Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish author also known by her pen name Isak Dinesen (1885-1962) - Author of 'Out of Africa' - Published 1937.

Karen Blixen - Karen von Blixen-Finecke, née Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish author also known by her pen name Isak Dinesen - Author of 'Out of Africa' - Published

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was a writers whose entire works were banned in Nazi Germany, South Africa, and Yugoslavia. Upton Sinclair was one of Joseph McCarthy's many targets.

This picture counts as both Upton Sinclair and Uma Thurman. Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, King Coal, and many other novels about industrialization.

Rupert Brooke, sexy poet known as the handsomest  young man in England( according to W.B. Yeats). Famous for the poem, “The Old Vicarage, Grantchester”, the sonnet  ” The Soldier” and the quote used by F. Scott Fitzgerald -another literary hottie-“Well this side of paradise! There’s little comfort in the wise.” , to open and title his first novel. Died from infected mosquito bite on the way to Gallipoli during WWI.

Rupert Brooke Poet Rupert Chawner Brooke (middle name sometimes given as…

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), witty and courageous, got her start by writing theatre criticism for Vanity Fair. Known for her acid wit, she was one of the founding members of the Algonquin Roundtable, an exclusive group of eminent New York City writers in the early twentieth century.

Dorothy Parker, Witty Poet and Essayist

Dorothy Parker, writer of wit and wisdom, prized place at the Algonquin Round Table

"Craft is how you do something well—anything. You can do anything with craft or with skill, or without it. Writing an English sentence takes a good deal of craft and skill. Writing a good English sentence takes a lot more of it." - Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin on the craft of writing

"Calling her the best science fiction writer of our time doesn't do justice to the influence of her work and style. But Ursula K. Le Guin is the best, and then some.

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