Clean. Cluttered. Silent. Noisy. Every writer has a unique preference to getting their words on the page. New York Times Style Magazine explores the habits of five authors, each with book releases this fall, whose writing rooms play an interesting role in their work.
Author Edwidge Danticat, for example, surrounds herself with pictures from her past - faces of friends and even strangers - who have touched her life in some way. When inspiration is hard to find, she stares at the faces around her, knowing she is not alone.
For Jonathan Lethem, the spirit and legacy of his writing room's former occupant guides his words across the page as he aspires to follow in her footsteps.