|Doris Lessing, 1980|
|Frank Muir (and What-a-Mess), 1975|
|Edna O'Brien, 1974|
|John Fowles, 1982|
|Angela Carter, 1976|
|Keith Waterhouse, 1975|
|Gunther Grass, 1974|
|Ted Hughes, 1971|
|Kingsley Amis, 1974|
|Philip Larkin, 1974|
Personal favourites include Kingsley Amis, study floor awash with empty whisky bottles, foggy gaze struggling to focus on the lens, and Philip Larkin practising his best librarian's admonishing hard stare. Larkin wrote of his portraits:
'I think on the whole they are highly successful.
It is not your fault if I look like a cross between an egg
and a bloodhound on some of them.'
All images © Fay Godwin