Pictures of Famous Authors

When reading a great novel or short story we all create a mental picture of the main characters from the description and details that the author gives us. When I read a book, I can’t help but form a mental picture of the author as well. Have you ever been surprised when you come across an actual picture of one of your favorite authors and they look nothing like how you imagined them?

I discovered a great website recently  that highlights about 250 of the world’s most famous authors. There are pictures, and other information in an easy to find, fun to navigate format. (

How many of these famous writers can you name?

(Click or Hover over each picture when you are ready to see the name)

Let’s start with a few easy ones:

These are much trickier: 

Let’s not forget some of the leading ladies of literature:

Finally, here are a few faces of contemporary authors who you may be familiar with:

Be sure to visit the Famous Authors website which features many more of our favorite writers, including a list of their most famous works, and a short biography for each.


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