A Writer's Room in T Magazine

A Writer's Room in T Magazine

Jonathan Lethem. All photos by John Spinks for T Magazine.

Jonathan Lethem. All photos by John Spinks for T Magazine.

I happened across this article a few weeks ago. A photo essay by John Spinks of six established writers in their work spaces. Blurry-eyed and tired but still browsing the New York Times app on my phone when I should have sleeping. Then my eyes popped open because these photographs remind me of one of my favorite books of all time, Jill Krementz's photos of writer's at their desks, called The Writer's Desk

It might be out of print, but if you liked these photographs and accompanying text from the writers about where and how they work, you will also enjoy The Writer's Desk. I wrote about it here. She had another book, also out of print, called The Writer's Image. Many greats are included and they are depicted in an altogether more poignant way than most dust cover photos you've seen of authors.

Also, a little trivia: Jill Krementz, who at the time was the only one capturing famous writers in their work spaces, was the wife of Kurt Vonnegut. 

Julians Barnes

Julians Barnes

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat

Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward

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'Applied Design' at MoMA

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