author photos

Last month the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in Washington, D.C., reopened with Her Story: A Century of Women Writers, an exhibition featuring portraits of twenty-four prominent authors, including Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Sandra Cisneros. Her Story is part of a larger initiative to

Successful writers have long been adept at self-promotion – indeed, Stendhal even suggested that “Great success is not possible without a certain degree of shamelessness.” Taking advantage of the latest in technology can be particularly helpful, whether that means honing your tweets or Instagramming your writing shed.

In the nineteenth century, the arrival of the photograph was a boon