Statue of the Persian poet Ferdowsi.


(c. 935 - c. 1020)

English novelist Henry Fielding.

Henry Fielding

(1707 - 1754)

Photograph of American food writer M.F.K. Fisher with cat.

M.F.K. Fisher

(1908 - 1992)

Painting of Benjamin Franklin reading a batch of papers next to a classical bust.

Benjamin Franklin

(1706 - 1790)

Greek physician, writer, and philosopher Galen.


(129 - c. 216)

Irish author Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington.

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

(1789 - 1849)

Welsh clergyman and historian Gerald of Wales.

Gerald of Wales

(c. 1146 - c. 1223)

American poet Allen Ginsberg.

Allen Ginsberg

(1926 - 1997)

Poet, essayist, and editor Ray Gonzalez.

Ray Gonzalez

English novelist, historian, traveler, and the author Jason Goodwin.

Jason Goodwin

Portrait bust of presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey Homer.


(c. 800 BC - 725 BC)

Engraving of Roman poet Horace.


(65 BC - 8 BC)

Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal.

Bohumil Hrabal

(1914 - 1997)

Indian actress and food writer Madhur Jaffrey.

Madhur Jaffrey

Chinese diplomat, general and scholar Chen Jitong.

Chen Jitong

(1851 - 1907)

Portrait of Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz in a nun's habit.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

(c. 1651 - 1695)

Roman emperor Julian.


(332 - 363)


(c. 60 - c. 130)

Writer and editor Scott Korb.

Scott Korb

Lewis Lapham at his desk

Lewis H. Lapham

Black and white photograph of American writer Harper Lee.

Harper Lee

(1926 - 2016)

Hanna Lévy-Hass

(1913 - 2001)

British suffragette activist, writer, and speaker Constance Lytton.

Constance Lytton

(1869 - 1923)

American author, music journalist, and cultural critic Greil Marcus.

Greil Marcus