Ready for my close-up, Mr DeLillo
Making a name for yourself just isn’t enough anymore. If you want to get ahead you need a headshot, and there are no author portraits more telling than the dust-jacket miniatures of literary heavyweights.
Before your eyes settle on these words you’ll have spied the old mugshot atop the page. That little twinkle-eyed, half-smiling pose is known as the photo byline and Monocle’s are smarter than most – look, I’ve had a watercolour wash splashed over my close-up. Lucky Robbie. So what do you think? Do you…