Add a touch of class to your poker table with Genius Writers, featuring some of the most exciting literary figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Fifty–four writers from the last 100 years have been chosen from the following periods: Modern, Mid–Century, Postmodern, Contemporary. Marcel George's stunning watercolour portraits of writers of fiction ensure that even if you don't win, you're in good company. Genius Writers can be used in exactly the same way as regular playing cards. Each suit features a group of writers from history with numbers and court cards, including two jokers.
The following periods:
Modern James Joyce William Faulkner George Orwell Colette Thomas Mann Katherine Mansfield F. Scott Fitzgerald Gertrude Stein Marcel Proust Ernest Hemingway Franz Kafka Virginia Woolf Samuel Beckett
Mid–Century Albert Camus Ursula K. Le Guin Chinua Achebe Philip K. Dick Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Jean Rhys Doris Lessing Philip Roth Marguerite Duras Raymond Chandler Jack Kerouac Clarice Lispector John Updike
Postmodern Gabriel García Márquez Italo Calvino Maya Angelou Günter Grass Susan Sontag J.M. Coetzee Milan Kundera Haruki Murakami David Foster Wallace Don DeLillo Roberto Bolaño Toni Morrison Thomas Pynchon
Contemporary Hilary Mantel Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Orhan Pamuk Lydia Davis Michel Houellebecq Jonathan Franzen Karl Ove Knausgard Joan Didion J.K. Rowling Alice Munro Zadie Smith Elena Ferrante Margaret Atwood
The Jokers Jorge Luis Borges Vladamir Nabokov
Other Genius decks include: Genius Music (Genius Playing Cards) Genius Art (Genius Playing Cards)
About the Author
Marcel George is a London-based illustrator who specializes in creating hand-painted contemporary watercolor illustrations. His clients include the Financial Times, Stella Artois, and Anthropologie.