There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” – P.G. Wodehouse


From Plato to Satre, Shakespeare to Dickens, the Lebrecht Authors collection provides an amazing breadth and depth of literature related material. See below for a selection of curated lightboxes exploring authors, their lives, and book illustrations.

You can also delve into the photography of Horst Tappe, who has taken portraits of many of the most prominent authors of the 20th century.


Lebrecht Literature Lightboxes


Book Illustrations




Historic Authors




Illustrative Images





Horst Tappe: Portraits of 20th Century Authors