In this visualization the wakeup times of famous writers for whom the data was available, based on various interviews and biographies, are correlated with their literary productivity as measured by number of works published and major awards received. Concept and direction by Maria Popova Design and research by Accurat Portraits by Wendy MacNaughton A third of the proceeds are being donated to Room to Read (www.roomtoread.org) Worth Reading, Literary Products, Brain Pick, Books Worth, Wake Up, Famous Writers, Sleep Habits, Famous Author, Sleep Patterns
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Maria Popova of Brain Pickings found herself wondering about the sleep habits of some literary geniuses and worked with Wendy MacNaughton to illustrate them. How do your winks stack up to your favorite authors?
Circles of Influence - interesting illustration of the connections amongst philosophers, writers, artists and scientist.
Famous Authors' Last Words: Eugene O’Neill died of pneumonia, after suffering from a Parkinson’s-like disease that rendered him physically unable to write for years.
“Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.” – Neil Gaiman (from blog post "12 Famous Writers on Literary Rejection")