THE WRITERS, portraits, foreword by Charles McGrath, introduction by Louise Erdrich

: Wilson (Laura) photo. & text

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263pp., 4to., illus., hardback, d.w., New Haven, 2022


Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, August 2022–January 2023.

Portraits of thirty-eight internationally acclaimed writers, including J.M. Coetzee, Zadie Smith, Michael Ondaatje, Marjane Satrapi, Paul Theroux, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sam Shepard, Edwidge Danticat, Haruki Murakami, Margret Atwood and the late Carlos Fuentes.

“[A] beautiful book that belongs in the library of every lover of literature and every lover of fine portrait photography ... The portraits are breathtaking in their simplicity, honesty, and clarity.” Arthur Hoyle, New York Journal of Books

"In The Writers: Portraits, you'll find front-facing images of poignant intensity ... the subjects are also seen informally, in their home milieu, often with friends or spouses." Damian Thompson, World of Interiors

Laura Wilson's work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and the Washington Post, among others. Her books include Hutterites of Montana, Avedon at Work: In the American West and That Day: Pictures in the American West.