Franz Kafka, astride a headless man, Prague. Sculpture by the Czech sculptor, Jaroslav Róna, 2004.
Honoré de Balzac, nude and looking rather pleased with himself, Paris. Sculpture by Auguste Rodin, 1892.
Ernest Hemingway, chilling at the bar in El Floridita, Havana. Sculpture by Cuban artist José Villa Soberón, 2003.
Edgar Allan Poe looking rather uncomfortable in his seat, Baltimore. Sculpted by Moses Ezekiel in 1916 and erected in 1921.
Mark Twain interrupted from his reading, Utah. Sculpture by Gary Lee Price.
William Shakespeare, acting casual, Westminster. Sculpture by Giovanni Fontana, 1874.
Oscar Wilde taking it way easy, Dublin. Sculpture by Danny Osborne, 1997.
Vladimir Nabokov looking inexplicably grumpy in knickerbockers, Montreux, Switzerland.
Anne Frank straight and tall, Amsterdam. Sculpture by Mari Andriessen. Photo by Stephane D’Alu.
Dylan Thomas wondering what that noise was, Swansea, Wales.
George Eliot in some kind of curtsy, Nuneaton, Wawickshire. Sculpture by John Letts, 1986.
Leo Tolstoy brooding, Moscow.
Hans Christian Andersen with a duck, New York. Sculpture by Georg J. Lober, 1956.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gazing at the view, Crowborough, East Sussex. Sculpture by David Cornell, 2001.
Victor Hugo walking against the wind, Guernsey. Sculpture by Jean Boucher, 1913.
Frederick Douglass and Susan B Anthony having tea, Rochester. Sculpture by Pepsy Kettavong, 2001.
James Joyce (known to inhabitants as ‘The Prick with the Stick’) looking pretty jaunty, Dublin.
F. Scott Fitzgerald fine and proper, St. Paul, MN.
Gustave Flaubert rocking white on white, Calvados, France.
Sun Tzu about to win a battle, Yurihama, Tottori, Japan.