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Credit: Evening Standard/Getty Images Margaret Drabble in the study of her London home in 1974.

Key workers: writers at their typewriters - in pictures

Margaret Drabble: writers at their typewriters. An homage to a tool we no longer use, but which has produced so much great literature. Margaret Drabble in the study of her London home in

Con café, cigarro y máquina de escribir, Tennessee Williams, 1946.

Tennesee Williams: march 1911 - Happy Bday W. Eugene Smith—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Tennessee Williams at his typewriter in New York in

John Cheever, 1979

‘A page of good prose remains invincible’: John Cheever at home in Ossining, New York, Photo © Paul Hosefros

H G Wells at writing desk British author and sociologist

H G Wells At Writing Desk British Author And Sociologist , 1866 1946

H G Wells, British author and sociologist, at his writing desk

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”  ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Literature - Herman Melville(August 1819 – September an American novelist, writer of short stories, and poet from the American Renaissance period. The bulk of his writings was published between 1846 and Best known for his whaling novel Moby-Dick

Philosopher Writer Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir Taking Tea Together Premium-Fotodruck von David Scherman - AllPosters.at

Philosopher and writer Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir drinking coffee together

Alan Bennett who can say whatever he wants.

The event is long gone but I just love this photograph of Alan Bennett. Tea tastings, murder mysteries and more.

JG Ballard English novelist, short story writer, and essayist.

JG Ballard photographed in March Photograph: David Montgomery/Getty Images

Author and TED Global speaker Elif Shafak on freedom of expression, depression and patriarchy

Elif Shafak: 'I believe I'm not a good wife but I'm OK with that'

Author and TED Global speaker Elif Shafak on freedom of expression, depression and patriarchy♡. ஜ ℓv ஜ ᘡղlvbᘡ༺✿ ☾♡ ♥ ♫ La-la-la Bonne vie ♪ ❥

There’s a preview screening of the new HBO documentary Regarding Susan Sontag at MoMA today, before it airs on television on December 8. Sontag’s prose style captivated readers and her assertive cr...

35 Susan Sontag Quotes on Art, Writing, and Life

John Updike's writing room. Photographed by Jill Krementz. -- This looks more practical, like a lot of writing really gets done here. I think that a good writing room evokes a sense of workshop and studio and thinking space, but reflects the in-process drafting moments as well as the editing and thinking moments.

John Updike photographed by Jill Krementz ''What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.

“Hemingway hated me. I sold 200 million books, and he didn’t. Of course most of mine sold for 25 cents, but still… you look at all this stuff with a grain of salt.” Mickey Spillane,  an American author of crime novels, at his desk.

“Hemingway hated me. I sold 200 million books, and he didn’t. Of course most of mine sold for 25 cents, but still… you look at all this stuff with a grain of salt.” Mickey Spillane, an American author of crime novels, at his desk.

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”    Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism.

JOAN DIDION “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” Joan Didion (born December is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism.

Favorite Childhood Author Roald Dahl - Matilda, Witches, BFG, and so many more...

Roald Dahl: young tales of the unexpected

Lucy Dahl remembers that her father's writing hut was "a sacred place." Even on the days he wasn't feeling inspired to write, he'd go out th.

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