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A beautiful and moving collection of photographs by today's foremost literary portrait photographer, AUTHOR captures the essence of 200 writers, historians, journalists, playwrights, and poets from 35 countries, from Roxane Gay to Masha Gessen, Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Karl Ove Knausgaard to J.K. Rowling, and Jonathan Franzen to Toni Morrison.  (For a complete list of writers appearing in AUTHOR, click here.)  Following an enlightening foreword by Salman Rushdie, Beowulf Sheehan shares an essay offering insights into the poignant and memorable moments he experienced while making these portraits.  A treasured gift for readers and lovers of portrait photography, AUTHOR is the only book of its kind to appear in more than a decade.


Partial proceeds from AUTHOR will benefit BookUp, a program of the National Book Foundation to inspire reading by students in underserved communities across the country.  Reading isn't just fundamental.  It is a vital gateway to a successful life.

Preorder AUTHOR below for the book and photography lovers in your life.

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