13 Ways of Looking

13 Ways of Looking asks writers to elaborate on 13 images that inspired, directly or indirectly, their latest book.

13 Ways of Looking, with James Hannaham
Visual inspiration behind Pilot Impostor, James Hannaham's hybrid narrative that wrestles with the legacy of the much mythologized Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa.
13 Ways of Looking, with Susan Daitch
Visual inspirations behind Susan Daitch’s Siege of Comedians, a triptych of interconnected stories on exile, migration, crime scenes, and inventing language.
13 Ways of Looking, with Lauren Groff
The award-winning writer shares visual inspirations for her new novel, which imagines teenage Marie de France's life in an impoverished English abbey after Eleanor of Aquitaine banishes her.
13 Ways of Looking, with Kaveh Akbar
The award-winning poet presents 13 visual representations of poems included in his second collection, Pilgrim Bell, just out from Graywolf Press.
13 Ways of Looking, with Kristen Radtke
The acclaimed artist and writer gives us 13 images that inspired her new graphic work, Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, just out from Pantheon Books.
13 Ways of Looking, With Rivka Galchen
The award-winning author shows some of her visual inspirations for her new darkly comic historical novel, EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR MOTHER IS A WITCH.
13 Ways of Looking, with Jeff VanderMeer
The Nebula and Shirley Jackson Award-winning author shares 13 images that inspired his latest eco-infused thriller, HUMMINGBIRD SALAMANDER.
13 Ways of Looking, with Dantiel W. Moniz
Ahead of her stunning debut collection, Dantiel W. Moniz shares 13 images that informed her stories, which are set mostly in and around the Jacksonville area and focus on resilient young Black women.