Painted portrait of French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Count of Buffon.

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Count of Buffon

(1707 - 1788)

Photograph of pilot, horse trainer, writer, and adventurer Beryl Markham on horseback.

Beryl Markham

(1902 - 1986)

Image of English naturalist Charles Darwin.

Charles Darwin

(1809 - 1882)

Painted portrait of French poet Jean de la Fontaine.

Jean de La Fontaine

(1621 - 1695)

Photograph of Japanese novelist Natsume Sōseki.

Natsume Sōseki

(1867 - 1916)

Photograph of English novelist and satirist T. H. White.

T.H. White

(1906 - 1964)

Photograph of Polish writer, artist, teacher, and critic Bruno Schulz.

Bruno Schulz

(1892 - 1942)

Photograph of British novelist Patrick O'Brian.

Patrick O’Brian

(1914 - 2000)

Photograph of Lithuanian-born French philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas.

Emmanuel Lévinas

(1905 - 1995)

Photograph of Danish writer Isak Dinesen.

Isak Dinesen

(1885 - 1962)

Photograph of American author Laura Hillenbrand.

Laura Hillenbrand

Photograph of American biologist Lynn Margulis.

Lynn Margulis

(1938 - 2011)

Photograph of American poet Mary Oliver.

Mary Oliver

Photograph of New Yorker staff writer Burkhard Bilger.

Burkhard Bilger

Photograph of American biologist Edward O. Wilson.

Edward O. Wilson

Photograph of British politician and journalist Henry Du Pré Labouchère.

Henry Du Pré Labouchère

(1831 - 1912)

Photograph of Soviet playwright and writer Mikhail Bulgakov.

Mikhail Bulgakov

(1891 - 1940)


(c. 170 - c. 235)

Photograph of American writer Denis Johnson.

Denis Johnson

(1949 - 2017)

Photograph of British humanist, naturalist, and critic Alfred Russel Wallace.

Alfred Russel Wallace

(1823 - 1913)

Photograph of American novelist Willa Cather.

Willa Cather

(1873 - 1947)

Photograph of East German writer Inge Müller.

Inge Müller

(1925 - 1966)

Photograph of American author and editor Jack Hitt.

Jack Hitt

Georg Ludwig Collins

(1763 - 1814)

Photograph of American environmentalist Aldo Leopold.

Aldo Leopold

(1887 - 1948)

Photograph of British naturalist and conservationist Gerald Durrell.

Gerald Durrell

(1925 - 1995)

Photograph of British novelist and editor J.R. Ackerley with dog.

J.R. Ackerley

(1896 - 1967)

Photograph of Native American poet and novelist Leslie Marmon Silko.

Leslie Marmon Silko

Photograph of American writer and editor John Jeremiah Sullivan.

John Jeremiah Sullivan

Photograph of English art critic, novelist, and painter John Berger.

John Berger

(1926 - 2017)

American author and scholar Norman Maclean.

Norman Maclean

(1902 - 1990)

Usama Ibn Munqidh

(1095 - 1188)


(c. 520 BC - c. 470 BC)

Photograph of Native American author N. Scott Momaday.

N. Scott Momaday

Painting of Persian Muslim poet Farid ud-Din Attar.

Farid ud-Din Attar

(c. 1142 - c. 1220)

Photograph of American novelist Mary Austin.

Mary Austin

(1868 - 1934)

Painted portrait of English philosopher Jeremy Bentham.

Jeremy Bentham

(1748 - 1832)

Photograph of American forger George Bidwell.

George Bidwell

(c. 1837 - 1899)

Photograph of American animation director Chuck Jones.

Chuck Jones

(1912 - 2002)

Image of Platonic philosopher, rhetorician, and author Lucius Apuleius.

Lucius Apuleius

(c. 124 - c. 171)

Photograph of British journalist and historian Frances Stonor Saunders.

Frances Stonor Saunders

Photograph of Native American author and educator Luther Standing Bear.

Luther Standing Bear

(1868 - 1939)

Painting of ornithologist and artist John James Audubon.

John James Audubon

(1785 - 1851)

Image of Chinese Song Dynasty poet Mei Yaochen.

Mei Yaochen

(1002 - 1060)

Painted portrait of German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt.

Alexander von Humboldt

(1769 - 1859)

Photograph of American literary critic George Steiner.

George Steiner

Photograph of English poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling.

Rudyard Kipling

(1865 - 1936)

Photograph of American novelist and writer Flannery O’Connor.

Flannery O’Connor

(1925 - 1964)

William Langland

(c. 1325 - c. 1390)