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

J.R. Ackerley

(1896 - 1967)

Aelian

(c. 170 - c. 235)

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

Lucius Apuleius

(c. 124 - c. 171)

Painting of Persian Muslim poet Farid ud-Din Attar.

Farid ud-Din Attar

(c. 1142 - c. 1220)

Painting of ornithologist and artist John James Audubon.

John James Audubon

(1785 - 1851)

Photograph of American novelist Mary Austin.

Mary Austin

(1868 - 1934)

Painted portrait of English philosopher Jeremy Bentham.

Jeremy Bentham

(1748 - 1832)

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

John Berger

(1926 - 2017)

Photograph of American forger George Bidwell.

George Bidwell

(c. 1837 - 1899)

Photograph of New Yorker staff writer Burkhard Bilger.

Burkhard Bilger

Photograph of Soviet playwright and writer Mikhail Bulgakov.

Mikhail Bulgakov

(1891 - 1940)

Photograph of American novelist Willa Cather.

Willa Cather

(1873 - 1947)

Georg Ludwig Collins

(1763 - 1814)

Image of English naturalist Charles Darwin.

Charles Darwin

(1809 - 1882)

Photograph of Danish writer Isak Dinesen.

Isak Dinesen

(1885 - 1962)

Photograph of British naturalist and conservationist Gerald Durrell.

Gerald Durrell

(1925 - 1995)

Hanno

(c. 520 BC - c. 470 BC)

Photograph of American author Laura Hillenbrand.

Laura Hillenbrand

Photograph of American author and editor Jack Hitt.

Jack Hitt

Painted portrait of German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt.

Alexander von Humboldt

(1769 - 1859)

Photograph of American writer Denis Johnson.

Denis Johnson

(1949 - 2017)

Photograph of American animation director Chuck Jones.

Chuck Jones

(1912 - 2002)

Photograph of English poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling.

Rudyard Kipling

(1865 - 1936)

Painted portrait of French poet Jean de la Fontaine.

Jean de La Fontaine

(1621 - 1695)