Snack Foods of Great Writers

Wendy MacNaughton, an artist and illustrator living in San Francisco, wondered what snacks fueled some of our greatest writers. F. Scott Fitzgerald turned to apples and canned meats, and Kafka to milk, during their daily writing routines. How about Lord Byron, Emily Dickinson, Marcel Proust, John Steinbeck, Truman Capote or food writer Michael Pollan? MacNaughton tells you about their dietary habits in The New York Times Book Review. (And it just so happens you can find texts by many of these authors in our collection of Free eBooks.)

MacNaughton’s illustrated column, “Meanwhile,” appears regularly at The Rumpus.

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