Reading has always been an activity that has broadened the horizons of the human mind giving us insights into another’s imagination. A good book is often considered a portal that gives us a peek into a different world with a different perspective. And throughout the ages, there have been authors who have given us remarkable stories, in different languages, about different places and people. These stories have left everlasting impressions in our minds and these authors have endeared themselves to us with their vivid visions of the world.
On the occasion of Book Lovers Day, let’s take a closer look at some of these authors; their unique work and their preferred eye wear that make them special.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez -
This Colombian novelist was famous for the beautiful imagery that he portrayed through his words. His most famous works include One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. He has won multiple awards for his work, including the Nobel Prize in Literature.His personal style was quite minimalistic, with the simple round wireframe spectacles that he used to wear most of the time.
- Amitav Ghosh
This Indian author is responsible for penning some of the most beautiful novels in modern Indian classic literature. His most popular works include The Shadow Lines, The Glass Palace and the recent Ibis trilogy.
His choice of spectacles is a pair of bold, black rectangular framed glasses that quite matches his bold yet simple writing style.
- Salman Rushdie
One of the most controversial yet popular authors of modern Indian classic literature, Salman Rushdie makes us see the world with different perspective. His most famous work, Midnight’s Children has won a Booker Prize and the Booker of the Bookers prize. It has also been adapted into a movie.
His simple oval wireframe spectacles quite contradict his extremely bold and larger-than-life prose style.
- George R. R. Martin
George R.R.Martin has a huge cult following for his series of novels – A Song of Fire and Ice, which have been adapted into the hugely popular TV series Game of Thrones – watched by millions of people worldwide.
The master of fantasy keeps his personal style as unique, with his oversized, metal-rimmed Aviator style spectacles.
- Chuck Palahnuik
Chuck Palahniuk is perhaps most widely known as the author of the novel Fight Club, which was later adapted into the acclaimed movie by the same name. He has won several awards for his books and his unusual point of view.
His angular black framed rectangular spectacles reflect his edgy and highly modern style of writing.
- Dr. Seuss
Theodor Seuss Geisel was a popular children’s author and illustrator, who garnered fame for writing several popular children’s book. We have all grown up with his stories of The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The word pictures he paints with his stories were a visual treat for our young minds.
His oversized square spectacle frames are somewhat similar to his larger-than-life storytelling that strikes a chord with so many children around the globe.
- Khushwant Singh
This renowned Indian novelist started off his professional life as a lawyer. He moved from job to job,with a stint at All India Radio and at UNESCO, before finally embarking upon his long and illustrious career as a journalist. As an author his most famous novels include Train to Pakistan and Delhi: A Novel. Book lovers throughout our country always recognize his unique journalistic eye and eloquent writing in his novels and short story collections.
The master of Indian prose showcases his unique personal style through a pair of clubmaster style spectacles.
- Stieg Larsson
A bestselling author from Sweden, Stieg Larsson is the man behind the popular crime novel series – the Millennium trilogy. The first book of the series – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has also been adapted into film. Larsson is a master of thriller whose writing has a very fast paced tone to it. He creates interesting characters and visual imagery using just his words.
His personal style is quite opposite to his gripping writing style – he chooses to sport a pair of simple metallic round framed spectacles.
- Stephen King
The master of horror, Stephen King holds the record for writing the highest number of books that were adapted into film or TV format. Novels like The Shining and It can still send shivers down your spine. At the same time he can write beautiful masterpieces like The Green Mile or Shawshank Redemption.
We can get a hint of his edgy and thrilling writing style from his own personal style, through the edgy, metallic black unique hexagonal shaped spectacles that he sports.
- Orhan Pamuk
This Turkish author is globally renowned for his bestselling novels like My Name is Red, The Museum of Innocence, A Strangeness in my Mind etc, which have been translated into all the major languages across the world, and now have global appeal. His writings take you on a journey of intricate visual and tangible emotions. His simple yet heart-touching style of storytelling is reflected in his own personal style, through the simple metallic rimmed rectangular framed spectacles that he wears all the time.