'Great Modern Writers' collection includes just ONE Aussie

Peter Carey, two time Booker Prize winning author, at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on October 10, 2015 in Cheltenham, England. Source Getty Images

A uniquely visual, fun introduction to 52 of the greatest writers of the modern age.

The only Australian to make the cut in this highly controversial book A-Z Great Modern Writers is Man Booker prize winner, Peter Carey.

From Maya Angelou, Chinua Achebe, Margaret Atwood to Stefan Zweig, along the way we visit Samuel Beckett, Gunter Grass, Marcel Proust, R.K. Narayan, Virginia Woolf and 43 other authors of note   …   or are they?

Artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy turns his hand to the world of modern literature in this new instalment of the A-Z Series. His previous lists include Great Film Directors and Modern Artists.

Rendered in his distinctive style, this new book features portraits of key modern writers significant for their contribution to literature, with a whole host of names from across the world including

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  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Doris Lessing
  • Salman Rushdie and
  • Vladimir Nabokov.

Best-selling author, Caroline Taggart provides a crib sheet of everything you need to know about each author:

  • why they are important in the field of literature
  • a list of their must-read books, and
  • a surprising fact, or two, about them.

Alongside Andy’s portraits, the book features additional imagery, including book covers and author photographs.

A fun, easy guide to some of the best writers of modern times, this is a great gift for anyone who wants to broaden their literary horizons.                   

 A-Z Great Modern Writers, by Caroline Taggart, Andy Tuohy is available in hardback and digital copy from the publishers, Hachette AustraliaClick here for details.