7 Books About Art and Artists

Putting art, music and film into words.

art and artists

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Writing about other art forms is a challenge, as I learned when I tried to do it in my novel The Life and Death of Sophie Stark. You can’t fully capture the experience of watching a movie or seeing a painting, so you have to do the next best thing: tell a story that’s just as beautiful, in its own way, as a painter’s masterpiece or a groundbreaking film. These seven books do this and more. They tell fascinating stories while saying something new about the act of creating art.

To learn more about Anna’s novel, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, click on the cover image above.

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About Anna North

Anna North

ANNA NORTH is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Atlantic, Glimmer TrainNautilus, and Salon; on Jezebel and BuzzFeed; and in the New York Times, where she is a staff editor. The author of America Pacifica, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.