Author Photographers: Richard Powers vs. Marion Ettlilnger

Okay, so I like both of Tayari’s author photos. But if I had to pick between the two, I’d go for the one shot by Richard Powers, which, despite the quarter profile framing, had a slight August Sander quality to it (not surprising, given the subject of Powers’ first novel), what with the just discernible twinkle in Tayari’s right eye and the slight raise of Tayari’s right cheekbone suggesting a mischief-maker beneath the contemplative author.

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